THE ENVELOPES, PLEASE: SCHOOL ESSAY WINNERS IN LEMON GROVE

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By Helen Ofield, President, Lemon Grove Historical Society

May 27, 2019 (Lemon Grove) -- The Lemon Grove Historical Society (LGHS) has announced the winners in the 29th annual Treganza History Essay Competition for Grade 3 and a special recognition in the 9th Annual Robert "Bobby" Carroll History Essay Competition for Grade 8, both in the Lemon Grove School District.

The three-person jury (two LGHS board members and a community member) reviewed 92 entries at the grade 3 level and unanimously confirmed these awardees:

  •     1st Prize:   Leon Zepeda; teacher, Mrs. Pierre Finney; school, Vista La Mesa Academy
  •     2nd Prize:  Katelyn Schuh; teacher, Mrs. Pierre Finney; school, Vista La Mesa Academy 
  •     3rd Prize:   Julietta Compos; teacher, Mrs. Villanueva; school, Vista La Mesa Academy
  •     Honorable Mention:  Miguel Fregoso; teacher, Mrs. Kimberly Sowvlen; school, San Miguel Elementary
  •     Honorable Mention:  Eliza Castaneda; teacher, Mrs. Kimberly Sowvlen; school, San Miguel Elementary
  •     Honorable Mention:  Erica Garcia; teacher, Mrs. Kelly Campbell; school, San Miguel Elementary
  •     Honorable Mention:  Amiyah Taylor; teacher, Mrs. Fabio; school, Vista La Mesa Academy

The awardees, their teachers and school principals will be honored at the Lemon Grove City Council meeting on June 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Lemon Grove Community Center, 3146 School Lane. LGHS thanks Pamela Glover and Friends, whose annual tea underwrites the competition.

LGHS will present a special recognition to eighth grader Abagail Wojnowski and her history teacher, Mr. Frank Wulftange, Lemon Grove Academy. In a veritable magnum opus, Abagail reviewed the U. S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, examining three of the amendments in depth. She will be honored at the Lemon Grove School Board meeting on June 11 at 6 p.m. in the Lemon Grove Library Community Room, 3001 School Lane.

The Robert "Bobby" Carroll History Essay Competition for Grade 8 is underwritten by the Mary England Endowment for Education in memory of her late son. LGHS thanks Ms. England for her continuing support.

LGHS places its annual history essay competitions in the forefront of its many activities and congratulates the teachers and schools involved for their dedication to teaching history at the local and national levels.