American Mothers of Nebraska announce Fifth Grade Essay Finalist, Pamela Dennis, daughter of Andy and Erin Dennis and sister to Fred Dennis. Pamela is a 5th grade student at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Crofton, Nebraska. Pamela’s teacher is Mrs. Tiffanny Heese.
American Mothers sponsors the essay contest for all 5th grade students or the equivalent, in the public, private, and home school environment. The contest theme is “What My Mother Means to Me.”In 150 words, students share what makes their mom extra special. Ten Nebraska state finalists were invited to the Nebraska Association of American Mothers Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, March 28th. Among those finalists is Pamela Dennis, a fifth grade student at St. Rose of Lima in Crofton. With her mother, Erin Dennis, at her side, Pamela recited her essay in the Warner Chamber of the Nebraska State Capitol Building.
5th grade was chosen as the age for the contestants because that is an age when children have knowledge about writing and can begin to recognize all what their mothers have done for them. The contest rules were purposely set up so that the essay must be hand-written to allow children to set aside electronic devices when working on this project and be clear of distractions. Judging of the Nebraska essays are Nebraska English literature majors from Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska.
The 5th grade essay contest runs annually beginning in August, with submissions due by the January 15th. For more information on this contest and the American Mothers, visit www.americanmothers.org