FCE Essay Contest winners

ictured are Mary Jo Sandell, Gabi Cook, Paige Phillips, Anne Burkemper, and Peggy Jost.

ictured are Mary Jo Sandell, Gabi Cook, Paige Phillips, Anne Burkemper, and Peggy Jost.

Congratulations go out to Gabi Cook for winning first place in the Lincoln County Association for Family & Community Education Council’s 4th Grade contest on Respect. Gabi’s Artwork/Essay will go on to District Competition. Paige Phillips won second place and Anne Burkemper won third place. These students are 4th Graders at Scared Heart School in Troy and Ms. Laurie Clarkson is their teacher. Lincoln County FCE Council invited them to their March meeting to receive these awards.

The contest was open to all 4th Graders in Lincoln County. This year the students had to draw a picture of what Respect means to them and then write an Essay of 50-100 words about their picture. This 4th Grade Artwork/Essay Contest is held each year nation wide and begins September 1, and ends December 31. Next years contest will be on Responsibility, and the FCE Character Counts! Friend will be Webster the Responsible Turtle.

The object of the contest is to promote ethics among children using the “Six Pillars of Character”, which are: Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship, Trustworthiness, and Respect. Also, to encourage students to strive for excellence and creativity in reading, writing and drawing skills. Mary Jo Sandell and Peggy Jost are the Lincoln County FCE Chairmen for this 4th Grade Artwork/Essay Contest on Respect. Sixty-five Lincoln County 4th Grade Students participated in the contest.

Vivian Cody, President, of Lincoln County FCE Council presided at the meeting. Secretary, Katherine Wilson, read the minutes and Treasurer, Audrey Ehlmann, gave the treasurer’s report. Recipes on Meal for $20 were passed out to the FCE members. The FCE members will be testing the recipes on March 12 at the Lincoln County Extension Center in Troy. The recipes are being tested for the May issue of Today’s Farmer magazine. East Central District Meeting will be hosted by Lincoln County on April 23 so the FCE members made plans for that meeting. The FCE members brought books for Newborns to the meeting. These books will be donated to St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis. Child Advocacy Day will be April 1 in Jefferson City. Dolls were purchased to donate to the Legislatures for reminders of Youth in Need. Millwood Culture FCE Club hosted the March meeting of Lincoln County FCE Council in the Community Room at Cuivre River Electric Building in Troy. Door prizes were won by March birthday ladies, Mary Jo Sandell, and Dolores Asbridge.

See next week’s The Lincoln County Journal for the essays.

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:34 am