12 honored in national essay contest

Twelve students will be honored for their essays in the Freedoms Foundation national essay contest. Students from Julie Grigsby's 2018-19 eighth-grade classes during 2018-19 submitted essays to the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge national youth essay contest. The essay topic was, "How does being a productive member of society help to strengthen the nation?"

Grigsby's former students will be honored with the George Washington Honors Medal Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Dallas Chapter Awards Dinner. The honorees include:
  • Kyle Barron
  • Sophia Cullison
  • Ailey Fidler
  • Kennedy Foy
  • Caoilinn Grove Collins
  • Paige Hogan
  • Hannah Jud
  • Gabi Kolniak
  • Sofi Garza Mesinas
  • Abby O'Rourke
  • Riley Laine Peterie
  • Annelise Ruiz