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Character Counts! announces essay contest winners

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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

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