Piggott's Proudest Kid Essay Winners Recognized
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.