Essay contest winners announced

Published 9:10 am Thursday, December 14, 2017

Four Lawrence County fourth graders were presented awards in the Lawrence County Museum’s annual essay contest on Sunday at the museum.

Coming in first place and winning $50 was Michael Edmonds, of Chesapeake Elementary School, who wrote about the Underground Railroad. Rylan Smith, of Dawson-Bryant Elementary, was the second place winner, and won $25 for his essay on the Waterloo Wonders.

The contest saw a tie for third place, with Seth Hamm, of Dawson-Bryant Elementary and Darin Jeffries, of Chesapeake Elementary, each winning $10 for their efforts.

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Hamm wrote about the old Monitor School in Coal Grove, while Jeffries chose famous World War I flying ace and Ironton native William Lambert as his topic.