Logan County student essay winner announced


Pictured are Tom Thompson, President of the Russellville/Logan County Retired Teachers Association; Jennifer Myers, Asst. Principal Olmstead Elementary School, Carol Pursley, Chloe Newman, William Pursley, and teacher Stephanie Alvis.


A student from Olmstead Elementary School was selected County Winner in the 2016 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by AARP Kentucky and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA).

Chloe Newman is among thousands of Kentucky fifth graders who participated in the 15th Annual Essay competition for 2016. Students submitted essays answering why “My Grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” to their 5th grade teacher. A committee judged the school winners and then selected the county winner. Chloe wrote about her grandfather, William Pursley. She read her essay to the September meeting of retired teachers.

The essay competition is a unique way to recognize the significant contributions that older Kentuckians make toward shaping the lives and values of youth across the Commonwealth.

Pictured are Tom Thompson, President of the Russellville/Logan County Retired Teachers Association; Jennifer Myers, Asst. Principal Olmstead Elementary School, Carol Pursley, Chloe Newman, William Pursley, and teacher Stephanie Alvis.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_IMG_2195-1.jpgPictured are Tom Thompson, President of the Russellville/Logan County Retired Teachers Association; Jennifer Myers, Asst. Principal Olmstead Elementary School, Carol Pursley, Chloe Newman, William Pursley, and teacher Stephanie Alvis.
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