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Winners of the 2013 National Trail Ruritan Citizenship art and essay contests were recently announced at a special ceremony during the New Concord Firemen’s Festival.
First-place awards sponsored by the New Concord Century National Bank were presented to Alivia Lake in the art contest and Jevon Bonner in the essay contest.
Second-place award winners were Logan Carson for art and Molly Eubanks for essay. Their awards were provided by Dr. Steve Wootton.
Carlie Ellsworth was the third-place art winner, and Vincent Griffin the third-place essay winner. Their awards were sponsored by Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative.
Emily Abrams, Hannah Bendle, Kami Kuhar, Skylyne McCloud and Pari Patel were also honored in art. Honored for their essays were Kiel Briner, Landan Pollock, Jenna Rice, Teah Williams and Makenzie Woodburn.
All students received contest shirts from the National Trail Ruritan and had their work displayed in New Concord businesses.
Approximately 350 students from the East Muskingum Local School District entered the citizenship contest with second graders creating posters and fifth graders completing essays that depicted a career of interest studied during the students’ career exploration units this year. In keeping with the traditional contest theme “My Home: A Step to Success,” contest entries reflected the work of teachers and students in providing and receiving a quality foundation for success.
Representing contest partners in organizing the citizenship program this year were: Anne Troendly, East Muskingum schools; Becky Barkley, New Concord Fire Department; Laura Jones, community volunteer; and John Sprouse, Chuck Bell and Sue Bell, National Trail Ruritans.