Kristina Lintz was recently named first-place in the East Hampton Village Lions’ Third Grade Essay Contest.
And Adam Michaud was honored as this year’s Village Lions High School Scholarship winner.
After welcoming Lions and guests at the June 12 event, President Linda Brogan highlighted some of the projects in which the Village Lions are involved, both globally – such as saving sight worldwide – and locally, contributing to community-based projects in our town.
Who is Your Hero?
For nearly two decades, the Village Lions have sponsored a Third Grade Essay Contest to promote good writing skills at an early age.
Each year, the third grade teachers at Memorial Elementary School assist by nominating essays by students who write well about a theme. This year’s theme was, “Who is Your Hero?”
Teachers chose the top three essays and then submitted them to the Village Lions for final judging.
In May, 2012 representatives from the Lions attended a school assembly to present certificates and gifts to all the semifinalists.
The 2012 grand-prize winner is Kristina Lintz, who wrote a stirring essay on why her mother, Ruth Lintz, is her hero.
A plaque with the engraved name of each grand-prize winner from previous years is displayed in the foyer of the Memorial Elementary School. It now includes Kristina’s name.
At the recognition dinner, essay contest Chair Mari Bentley introduced Kristina and her family, and the third-grader read her essay and answered questions about her school and her family.
The Lions also honored their 2012 High School Scholarship winner.
The scholarship is awarded to a student who shows academic promise, demonstrates service to their community and school, has financial need, and who writes a persuasive essay describing something important to them.
This year’s recipient is Adam Michaud, one of many commendable applicants.
Although he was unable to attend the recognition dinner, Lion Mike Brogan spoke of Adam’s accomplishments and announced Adam will be attending Southern Vermont College where he will pursue a career in the field of nursing.
Adam accepted the Village Lions Scholarship at the High School’s Annual Awards Night. He also joined the Village Lions at their June 26th installation night dinner to receive his check.
Posted July 5, 2012 based on a press release as edited by HTNP.com Editor Brenda Sullivan
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