Eighth-grader wins Dallas regional essay contest

Harmony Public Schools is thrilled to announce that Evelyn Maxson, an eighth grader at Harmony School of Nature, won the 2016 Dallas Celebration of Reading Student Essay Contest.

The Barbara Bush Foundation announced its winners October 14th, for the contest open to students in grades fourth through eighth in the Dallas Metroplex. The contest winners will be awarded certificates during the 15th annual Celebration of Reading Dallas/Fort Worth breakfast with the best-selling author Sharon Robinson on Monday, October 24, 2016, at the AT&T Stadium. Each contestant also will receive a signed copy of Robinson’s book “The Hero Two Doors Down.”

Evelyn’s essay is about her hero, Christina Grimmie and how the singer inspires her every day. Submissions were to focus on what students thought it would be like if their hero moved in two doors down from them. All essays were to be between five hundred and one thousand words.

“She is my hero, and I aspire to be like her, to show the world you can be happy, and faithful without falling to darkness,” Evelyn said.

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