Winning essay benefits Sierra Middle School
PARKER – Sierra Middle School seventh-grader Kate Padrnos was recently selected as the winner of a nationwide "Generosity" essay contest.
The Charles Lafitte Foundation awarded Kate with a Kindle Fire and earned a $1,000 grant for Sierra's Library Media Center. After reading The Messenger by Lois Lowry, Kate wrote about the book’s character Matty, and how his traits of compassion and generosity touched her.
Kate concluded her composition with a statement of commitment for how she plans to live her life.
“I want to try to make the world a better place and be accepting. I will DO and expect nothing in return and I will give up more for others willingly. Above all, I will try to be a better person.”
Follow this link to read Kate’s essay.