Piggott Chamber Names "Proudest Kid" Essay Winner

Thursday, February 23, 2017
The winners in the "Proudest Kid in Piggott" essay contest were, from left: Front-first place winner Trinity Fears, second place finisher Olivia Blackwell and third place finisher Zander Mayberry. Back-Chamber President Shawn Parker and Piggott Mayor Jim Poole.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce announced the winners in the "Proudest Kid in Piggott" essay contest on Thursday, Feb. 16. Handing out the prize money, and accompanying the winners to a special lunch, were Mayor Jim Poole and Chamber President Shawn Parker.

This year's first place entry came from Trinity Fears, of Heather Seegraves class, while second was submitted by Olivia Blackwell of Tammy Gordon's class and the third place entry came from Zander Mayberry, a member of Jenna Mobley's class.

The essay contest is conducted by the Chamber of Commerce each year, and is open to third grade students at PES. In their essays each students was asked to explain why they are proud to live in Piggott. Organizing the effort this year was Seegraves.

The contest is a joint effort with the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Mayor Poole, with the local museum judging the essays and providing a gift bag of goodies for the winners.

In keeping with tradition, the Chamber of Commerce presents each of the winners with a small monetary prize and certificate, and each home room gets matching money. In keeping with another tradition, Mayor Poole accompanied the students to lunch at the local restaurant of their choice, and this year they once-again chose Los Compadres.

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