Students win Character Counts contest
“Trustworthiness” was the theme of the 2019 Character Counts essay and poster contest. Each year the Town ‘n’ Country study group sponsors the contest for 4th grade students. Students write a short essay on the topic and draw a poster representing their essay. First, second and third place monetary awards are presented on the local level and the first-place entry is sent on to the state level for judging. At left, the Rapid River fourth grade winners, from left to right, are Kamden Holmio, third place; Jae Poma, first place; and Samantha Quinn, second place. Poma’s entry was sent on to the state competition and won first place for Michigan. Poma is pictured holding the “trustworthy” bee, which is a reminder to be trustworthy. The next level of competition is national and will be announced this summer.