Piggott's Proudest Kid Essay Winners Recognized

Thursday, April 4, 2019
The winners in the Piggott's Proudest Kid essay contest were recognized with a special ceremony on Thursday at PES. Those on hand for the announcement included, from left: Piggott Mayor Travis Williams, third place finisher Reba Smart, second place finisher Madelyn Knight, winner Keelee Simpson, third grade teacher Tammy Gordon and Shannon Williams, with HPMEC.
TD photo/Tim Blair

Piggott Elementary School third grade students continued a long-standing tradition recently, as they composed essays in the “Piggott's Proudest Kid Essay Contest.” On Thursday, the winners were introduced and prizes were handed-out. Afterward, the winners and several parents were treated to lunch at Los Compadres by Mayor Travis Williams.

This year's winners included Keelee Simpson in first place, Madelyn Knight in second place and Reba Smart in third. The essays were all written under the guidance of third grade teacher Tammy Gordon.

Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center staff members judged the entries, and donated gift bags for the winners. Shannon Williams, with HPMEC, also accompanied the winners to lunch. Nikki Blue, president of the Piggott Area Chamber of Commerce, was also on hand to present prize checks of $25, $15 and $10 to the top three. She also presented $20 to each of the third grade classes. Also on hand was PES principal Brock Swann.

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