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Two Middle School Students Finish 2nd & 3rd In Essay Contest

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5c0acfba1fb43Lillian Smith (left) and Lily Walker show off their certificates and prize money.
Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak presents Lily Walker with her certificate and prize money.
Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak presents Lillian Smith with her certificate and prize money
(from l to r) Lt. Col. Tim Whitney, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; Lily Walker; Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak
(from l to r) Lt. Col. Tim Whitney, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; Jim Leach, Lily Walker's Grandfather, Aimee Walker, Lily's Mother; Brenda Leach, LIly's Grandmother, Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak; Dr. Link Luttrell, Festus R-VI Superitendent
(from l to r) Lt. Col. Tim Whitney, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; Lillian Smith; Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak
(from l to r) Lt. Col. Tim Whitney, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; Nick Buttner, Lillian Smith's Father; Mandy Buttner, Lilllian's Mother, Lillian Smith; Patti O'Dell, Lillian's Grandmother; Joni Galloway, Lillian's Great-Grandmother; Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak; Dr. Link Luttrell, Festus R-VI Superintendent
(front row from l to r) Aimee Walker, Lily Walker's mom, Lily Walker (back row from l to r) Lt. Col. Tim Whitney, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; Dr. Link Luttrell, Festus R-VI Superintendent; Nick Buttner, Lillian Smith's Father, Mandy Buttner, Lillian's Mother; Lillian Smith; Patti O'Dell, Lillian's Grandmother; Joni Galloway, Lillian's Great-Grandmother; Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak; , Brenda Leach, Lily's Grandmother; Jim Leach, Lily's Grandfather, Joe Willis, Middle School Principal
Lillian Smith (left) and Lily Walker show off their certificates and prize money.

 

   Two Festus Middle School students finished second and third in an essay contest sponsored by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.   The contest was to celebrate Jefferson County's Bicentennial this year.  8th grader Lily Walker and 7th grader Lillian Smith finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.  Each girl received a certificate, a sheriff's badge, a new book on the history of Jefferson County and a cash reward.  Some members of their families along with school administration were there for the award presentation today (December 7, 2018).  Teachers could not edit the essays for grammar.  The students were not allowed to put their names on their essays.  The were identified by assigned number.  You can read the winning essays by clicking on the links below.

Lily Walker essay.pdf

Lillian Smith essay.pdf