Elm Street 7th grader wins statewide writing award

by Ruth Leubecker

Grace Dennison, East Machias student and resident, has received statewide recognition for her recently published thoughts on how citizens should contribute to community.

Sponsored by the Maine Municipal Association, the competing essays had to show an understanding of local government, clarity of thought and originality. Essays could be typed or handwritten, but had to focus on “If I led my community …”

Dennison was one of four Maine seventh-graders chosen, and the only one from Washington County to capture top honors.

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