Fairfield Middle School students made a clean sweep of the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest this year. The contest, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, is a nationwide contest. Essays were between 300 and 400 words. The top two winners earned monetary prizes. The theme was “What Does Patriotism Mean to Me.” Essays were graded on knowledge of the theme, theme development and theme ideas. Here first place winner Lateesha Johnson is recognized by Superintendent J.R. Green, left, and Principal Dr. Robin Hardy, right.
Second place Patriot’s Pen contest winner Gerald Mils, center, is recognized at the school board meeting.
Johnathon Edenfield earned third place in the Patriot’s Pen Contest.
Dillon Pullen sports a black bow tie as he receives his fourth place award for Patriot’s Pen.
Chief Freddie Lorick and Cpl. Francine Goins present Dr. Robin Hardy, left, an award to her school’s FMS chorus for the group’s help with the first senior citizens Christmas Luncheon as part of Project We Care. Lorick, center, said the music was so beautiful it moved him to tears.
School board members were recognized by area schools with gifts as tokens of appreciation for their dedicated service.