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Five win nature essay contest

Nature Essay Contest for 7, 8, and 12 gradersFive 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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Essay Contest

Nature Essay Contest for 7, 8, and 12 graders

As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, we are sponsoring two essay contests—one for 7th and 8th graders and one for high school seniors.

The judges for the essay contests will be drawn from notable authors and naturalists residing in the county. The prizes for the 12th graders competition are $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place. For the 7th and 8th grade competition, three winners will each be awarded a handheld GPS device. The winning essays will be publicized. CONTINUE READING

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