Schoolcraft 8th graders are following in a tradition of writing in the America & Me essay contest. The top three students and their work will advance to the state-wide competition sponsored by the Michigan Farm Bureau.
Remy Kasten took first place with his essay, naming his sister Gabrielle as his Personal Michigan Hero. Abigail Curtis was second with her essay on Grandpa Padoo. Catherine Wright took third honoring her 5th grade teacher, Kelli Mein.
The three will receive award certificates with the first-place winner having an engraved plaque for permanent display at Schoolcraft Middle School. All eighth graders in Mary Visscher’s English Language Arts class wrote about their Michigan heroes.