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Student wins national essay contest

St. Joe seventh-grader one of 12 nationwide to be selected
Oct. 05, 2013 @ 11:51 PM

HUNTINGTON — A seventh-grade student at St. Joseph Grade School has been named the winner of a national essay contest.

Caleigh Morris’s essay that answered the question “How would you end hunger in our community?,” a contest sponsored by Olive Garden

“I am extremely proud of Caleigh and her outstanding accomplishment,” Principal Carol Templeton said. “She has a wonderful passion for writing and demonstrates excellent writing skills.

Morris was one of 12 students nationwide to be selected as a winner.  She will receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond and dinner at Olive Garden for her and her family.

This is the second straight year that a St. Joseph student has won the national contest. Carey McClelland won last year.

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