City of Victorville Announces Essay Contest Winners

 

Carley Lawhead, a fourth grader from Galileo School of Gifted and Talented is the 1st Place Winner of the City of Victorville’s Public Works Essay Contest.  She was recently recognized by the Victorville City Council for her essay about the City’s graffiti removers.  Aaron Hanson from Discovery School of the Arts was awarded second place, and Madison Young from Liberty School of Creativity and Innovation won the third-place prize.  The essays written by Carley, Aaron and Madison were chosen the winners among nearly 300 essays submitted by local fourth-grade students as part of the City’s Public Works Day event.  Pictured from left to right are:  Johnette Ellis, Support Specialist with the Victor Elementary School District; Carley Lawhead; Joe Flores, Victorville Public Works Manager; and Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia.

Carley Lawhead, a fourth grader from Galileo School of Gifted and Talented is the 1st Place Winner of the City of Victorville’s Public Works Essay Contest. She was recently recognized by the Victorville City Council for her essay about the City’s graffiti removers. Aaron Hanson from Discovery School of the Arts was awarded second place, and Madison Young from Liberty School of Creativity and Innovation won the third-place prize. The essays written by Carley, Aaron and Madison were chosen the winners among nearly 300 essays submitted by local fourth-grade students as part of the City’s Public Works Day event. Pictured from left to right are: Johnette Ellis, Support Specialist with the Victor Elementary School District; Carley Lawhead; Joe Flores, Victorville Public Works Manager; and Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia.

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(Victorville) – For Madison Young, it was the value of traffic signals to a community.  For Aaron Hanson, it was the City Street Sweeper; and Carley Lawhead decided it was the Victorville Graffiti Removers.  After a visit to the City of Victorville’s Public Works Day, approximately 300 fourth graders were asked to write about Public Works, its importance to a City, and how it makes a difference in our daily lives.

Of the nearly 300 essays submitted, the essays written by Madison, Aaron and Carley most impressed the judges from the City of Victorville Public Works Team.  The three fourth-graders were invited to a recent Victorville City Council Meeting where they were recognized for their outstanding achievements.

Aaron Hanson, a fourth-grade student at Discovery School of the Arts, was awarded second place in the City of Victorville’s Public Works Essay Contest.  Pictured from left to right are:  Johnette Ellis, Support Specialist with the Victor Elementary School District; Aaron Hanson; Joe Flores, Victorville Public Works Manager; and Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia.

Aaron Hanson, a fourth-grade student at Discovery School of the Arts, was awarded second place in the City of Victorville’s Public Works Essay Contest. Pictured from left to right are: Johnette Ellis, Support Specialist with the Victor Elementary School District; Aaron Hanson; Joe Flores, Victorville Public Works Manager; and Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia.

The first-place winner, Carley Lawhead is from Galileo School of Gifted and Talented Education.  Second place was awarded to Aaron Hanson from Discovery School of the Arts, and the third-place winner was Madison Young from Liberty School of Creativity and Innovation.   Each essay winner received a Barnes and Noble gift card along with a certificate of recognition.

Madison Young, a fourth-grade student at Liberty School of Creativity and Innovation won third place in the City of Victorville’s Public Works Essay Contest.  Pictured from left to right are:  Johnette Ellis, Support Specialist with the Victor Elementary School District; Madison Young; Joe Flores, Victorville Public Works Manager; and Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia.

Madison Young, a fourth-grade student at Liberty School of Creativity and Innovation won third place in the City of Victorville’s Public Works Essay Contest. Pictured from left to right are: Johnette Ellis, Support Specialist with the Victor Elementary School District; Madison Young; Joe Flores, Victorville Public Works Manager; and Victorville Mayor, Gloria Garcia.

 

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