Middle school essay contest winners announced

Three Rockford middle school students received $50 gift certificates as winners of the City of Rockford Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) 2013 essay contest. The Grand Prize winners areTerranisha Purifoy, sixth grade, and Gabriela Muniz, eighth grade, both of Flinn Middle School, and Sebastian Rodriguez, seventh grade, RESA Middle School.Austin Steiner, seventh grade, RESA Middle School, received honorable mention and a $25 gift card. Gift cards were compliments of the Rockford Housing Authority.

Students were asked to address one of the following essay topics: “What can you, as a youth member of your community, personally do to improve Rockford?” or “What, in your opinion, are the strengths of the Rockford community and why?”

From the Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2014, issue

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