Five young essayists from Columbia County have won CLC’s essay contest. Jenelle Wallace and David Frank won the 12th grade competition and each are receiving a $400 prize. Esra Yener, Jack McEachern, and Megan Malanowski took the top three spots in the 7th and 8th grade competition and each will be awarded a handheld GPS device.
Essayists wrote about a wide range of topics and experiences. Many of them expressed fear of growing up in a world where the natural environment is becoming increasingly scarce.
It’s not just the pretty things I see that make me long to have a better connection with the Earth. It’s the thought that someday I might not be able to.
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