Wren Elementary fifth grade student Rachel Melton won the essay contest for fifth graders, and both have been invited to attend the statewide recognition ceremony in Columbia in May.
Katherine’s winning essay provided some basic, yet sound advice: put more of your hard-earned money in the bank and less in frivolous wants.
Katherine said her father opened a bank account for the family, and she also has her own account.
“I just had to write an essay about how to save money at a young age,” she says.
She cited the real estate crunch as one major example of how some have spent money they shouldn’t have, adding that the real estate problem was a major factor in the economic downturn.
The school level fifth grade winners in Anderson School District One are: Cedar Grove Elementary – Mikenzi Glover; Hunt Meadows Elementary – Hannah Pearson; Palmetto Elementary – Graham Poore; Pelzer Elementary – Jacob Gasparovic; Powdersville Elementary – Tara Moore; Spearman Elementary – Landon Everhart; West Pelzer Elementary – Alex Norton; Wren Elementary – Rachel Melton.
The school level eighth grade winners are: Palmetto Middle – Candace Leonard; Powdersville Middle – Jesse Journell; Wren Middle – Katherine Lee.
The purpose of the awards program is to support the teaching of the state standards and to provide fifth graders and eighth graders an opportunity to express themselves through the writing process.