“What My Home Means to Me” Grand Prize Winners Announced

“What My Home Means to Me” Grand Prize Winners Announced
Posted on 04/21/2017
“What My Home Means to Me” Entries on DisplayPort Angeles, Wash. - The Port Angeles Association of Realtors & Affiliates announced its grand prize winners in the 37th “What My Home Means to Me” Essay & Drawing Contest for third grade students at an awards breakfast held on Wednesday, April 19 for class winners and their teachers.

Dry Creek Elementary student Gryphon Shields is the first place grand prize winner and Claire Smith, a Hamilton Elementary student, is second place grand prize winner.  Anna Weed from Jefferson Elementary is the third grand prize winner. 

The first through third place winners in each class (listed below) receive gift cards to Swain’s General Store for $50, $30, and $20 respectively.  First place winners from the classes are then judged, and the first through third place grand prize winners are given gift cards for $100, $75, and $50, respectively.

“Children write an essay on what their home means to them and then draw a picture that corresponds. ‘Home’ is wherever they happen to live,” said Coordinator Doc Reiss. 

Fourteen third-grade classes participated in this year’s event. 

The Port Angeles School District winners, by teacher, school (first, second, third in each classroom) are:

Mrs. Erickson - Franklin:  1) Taylor Smith, 2) Alex Creery, 3) Gavin Groff
Mr. Murphy - Jefferson:  1) Anna Weed, 2) Wyatt Osorio, 3) Connor Wheeler
Mrs. Gochnour - Franklin:  1) Calvin Davis, 2) Ruby Johnson, 3) Emma Murray
Mrs. Soule - Franklin:  1) Belladonna Laidig, 2) Tucker Swain, 3) Mia Sweeney
Mrs. Kuch - Roosevelt:  Cayleigh Alward, 2) Ruth Pingly, 3) Evalyn Wyall
Mrs. Reynolds - Roosevelt:  1) Sadie Miller, 2) Anna Lester, 3) Jaden Duan
Mrs. Longin - Roosevelt:  1) Lily Robertson, 2) Arlo Pullara, 3) Violet Knobel
Ms. Lisk - Jefferson:  1) Madison Smith, 2) Kennedy Rognlien, 3) Felix Bubb
Ms. Schmitt - Dry Creek:  1) Branwyn McMurdo, 2) Lavender Baker, 3) Lily Meyer
Ms. Mehew - Dry Creek:  1) Gryphon Shields, 2) Lukas Teague, 3) Maddyson Henderson
Mrs. Davis - Dry Creek:  1) Isabella White, 2) Audriahna Galyean-Roberson, 3) Jeremiah Yazzie
Mrs. Anderson - Hamilton:  1) Claire Smith, 2) Lilia Kinney, 3) Hannah Perry

Additionally, Marshall Pettit, a student in Mrs. Anderson’s class at Hamilton Elementary is featured on the cover of the Peninsula Daily News insert for the “What My Home Means to Me Contest.”

“What My Home Means to Me Contest” Insert

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District