Gifted and Talented essay authors
One dozen Walhalla Middle School sixth graders took part in an essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The students, members of the school’s Gifted and Talented English Language Arts class, wrote on the theme of “What Patriotism Means to Me.”
The writers are (front row, left to right) Sydney Vickery, Kaylee Quick, second place winner; Emma Campbell, overall winner; Ann Kowalski, third place winner; Riley Bateman. (back row, left to right) Pam Hughes, teacher; Julie Galloway, Ladies Auxiliary; Brady Abbott, Savannah Rex, Cooper Timms, Angela Dye, Ladies Auxiliary; Grace Rankin, Sandra Meece, Ladies Auxiliary; Maria White, Michael Houtzer, Diana Kelley, Ladies Auxiliary; James Hanvey(not pictured).