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School held essay contest


January 17, 2018


WINDY WINNERS: Students at the Centerville School took honors in a recent Color Book and Essay Contest.

Centerville School has partnered with Windy Flats Partners to have a Color Book and Essay Contest.

Windy Flats Partners has provided the students a field trip to their facility on Stringstreet Road in Centerville to give background information and first-hand experience to students for their essays. Each grade level wrote age-appropriate essays to submit for the competition. Kindergarten told the teacher about the wind turbines and facts that they learned. First and second grades explained what the wind turbines mean to them and what they know about wind energy. Third and fourth grades wrote a paragraph explaining what the wind turbines mean to them and their community. Fifth through eighth grades wrote an essay on what the wind turbines mean to them, their community, and our country.

On-staff artist Jenn Armstrong assisted classroom teachers in preparing landscape drawings of the Centerville area for the contest. Windy Flats will then take the students' work and compile them into a published color book. These color books are used for publicity and education about wind farms. This is the second time that the school has completed this project with Windy Flats.

The winners of the contest receive prizes: K, 1st, and 2nd grade winners receive a Leap Pad; 3rd, 4th, 5th grade winners receive a Kindle Fire; and 6th, 7th, 8th grade receive a Kindle Fire. The over-all Grand Prize winner receives a Microsoft Surface Device.

The school is also receiving $1,500 to go towards a new popcorn popper for the school as a good-will gesture for the kids working so hard on this project.


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