Karsen Williams, a fourth grade student at Sacred Heart School, in Troy, placed first in the Lincoln County Association of Family and Community Education Council’s contest on “Citizenship”.
Vivian Cody, president of the Lincoln County FCE Council, presented the award to Williams at the council meeting on Feb. 7 at the Lincoln County Extension Center.
Kate Johnson, a fourth grade student at Silex Elementary in Silex, placed second in the contest and Madeline O’Brien a fourth grade student at Sacred Heart placed third in the contest.
Each fourth grader had to draw a picture of “Citizenship” and then write a 50-100 word essay about their picture.
Williams artwork and essay will goon to the district competition and could go on national FCE competition. Peggy Jost, a member of the Millwood Culture FCE Club, is the chair person of this event.
The fourth grade art work/essay contest is held each year, starting in September and ending in December .
The object of the contest is to promote ethics among children using the “six pillars of character” which are responsibility, fairness, care, citizenship, trustworthiness and respect, and to encourage students to strive for excellence and creativity in reading writing and drawing skill.
Next year’s contest will be on “trustworthiness” and open for all fourth graders in Lincoln County.