Character Counts! in Montgomery County has announced the winners of this year’s Foundations of Life Essay Contest.
The contest is open to students in grades 3-12. All submissions are read by a panel of judges, which scores the essays based upon how students relate their chosen maxim to living a life focused on Character Counts! six pillars of character.
Winners receive monetary awards that are donated by Hoosier Heartland State Bank and Tri-County Bank & Trust.
The winners of the high school contest were:
• First place and overall winners tie: Claire Edwards and Lauren Hale, Crawfordsville
• Second place: Gwyneth Redding, Crawfordsville
• Third place tie: Maddison Northcutt, Arthur Ruaro and Ariel Spencer; Crawfordsville
Middle school contest winners were:
• First place and overall winner: Marshall Little, Southmont
• Second place: Grace Kearns, Crawfordsville
• Third place: Evelyn Zachary, Southmont
Elementary school contest winners were:
• First place an overall winner tie: Waylon Roose, Sugar Creek, and Lizzie Veach, Walnut
• Second place tie: Claire McCutchan, Ladoga, and Maddison Mullen, Sugar Creek
• Third place tie: Avery Langevin, New Market, and Kenlen McCoy, Sugar Creek