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Essayists honored

April 06, 2011

From left are Clarkston Optimist Essay Contest winners Jacqueline Gipe and her parents Diane and Charley Gipe, Chloe Smiley and her parents Jim and Jean Smiley, Optimist President Jeff Reed, and Nicholas Pike, with his parents Mark and Vicky Pike.
Clarkston Optimist Club honored three Clarkston High School students in its Essay Contest with medals and gift certificates, March 30.

The winners, Jacqueline Gipe, first place; Nicholas Pike, second; and Chloe Smiley, third, wrote about the importance of education in their lives and future.

Gipe's winning essay was forwarded to the district level, competing for a $2,500.00 scholarship.

The Optimists honored high school and Sashabaw Middle School essayings with a pizza lunch, March 16.

The high schoolers read their essays and discussed how they plan what to write and how they go about writing and re-writing essays.

Language Arts lead teachers Lisa Crawford and Kristine Butcher, Optimist Club President Jeff Reed, and Essay Contest committee members Lisa Wigent and Alan Partington were also in attendance.