Retired Teachers Association cites Grandparent essay winners

Posted March 13, 2019 at 8:36 am

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The Clinton County Retired Teachers Association has long sponsored the competitive essay writing contest along with the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the AARP in which fifth grade students explain why one of their grandparents should be honored as Kentucky Grandparent of the Year.

This year, Amelia Robbins, who touted her grandmother, Debbie Pryor as the best grandparent in Kentucky, was selected as the first place winner among the Clinton County students participating in the contest. She was honored for her winning essay last week during a monthly meeting of the Clinton County Retired Teachers Association.

For her writing efforts, she received a certificate and cash prize from the local organization, as well as having her essay advance for district competition. District winners will also advance to the state level of competition with the winner being honored in the KRTA Convention in Louisville in April.

In addition, Dalton Poore, who placed second in the local contest, was also given a certificate and cash prize as his grandfather, Roger Boils, stood by his side.

Third place winner, Drew Davis, was also awarded a certificate and a cash prize last week, standing alongside of his grandfather, Gale Moons.

In the photo above are, from left to right, Amelia Robbins, Debbie Pryor, Drew Davis, Gale Moons, Roger Boils, Dalton Poore, and Clinton County Middle School fifth grade teacher Michele Earls who coordinated the local essay competition at the school this year.

As has long been a tradition, the Clinton County News is publishing the three winning essays for the enjoyment of our readers.