Piggott Proudest Kid Essay Winner Named

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Those on hand for the Proudest Kid in Piggott recognition ceremony included, from left: Chamber President Shawn Parker, first place essayist William Lucas, third place essayist Johnna Wilburn and Mayor Jim Poole. Not pictured is second place essayist Lendsi Camp.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

Once again this year the Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the "Proudest Kid in Piggott" essay contest. This year the entries, which were from the third grade classes at PES, were judged by the staff of the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, who also donated gift bags for the winners. The top three also received prize money totalling $50 from the Chamber of Commerce, and $50 was donated to be shared by the third grade classes.

Tuesday morning the winners were presented with certificates of recognition, and their prizes, by Chamber President Shawn Parker and Mayor Jim Poole. The winners, and a few family members, also had the chance to enjoy the traditional lunch with Mayor Poole, as they were treated at Los Compadres Mexican Restaurant.

This year all three winners were students of Tammy Gordon's class. First place finisher was William Lucas, second went to Lendsi Camp and third to Johnna Wilburn. On hand for the ceremony were Lucas and Wilburn, although Camp has moved from the district in the weeks since the contest.

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