Scholastic Contest Winner and Holiday Gratitude

Scholastic Contest Winner and Holiday Gratitude photo
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At the district’s recent Board of Education meeting, EMS student Erin Kenny was recognized for being selected as one of the winners of Harry Potter’s 20th Anniversary Scholastic Writing Contest. Erin is enrolled in one of the school’s English core extension classes and was spurred on to enter this contest by English Teacher Ms. Trucios. Her piece, written on her favorite Harry Potter book and why, was chosen out of many students across the nation and awarded an autographed print of the new 20th anniversary cover of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

Additionally, during the public comment portion of the meeting, Elwood community members who celebrate the holiday of Diwali thanked the Board of education and district administration for recognizing the holiday on the district calendar and enabling them to celebrate at home with their families. They expressed their gratitude by giving the Board members and administrators gifts of sweets, which is part of their custom.