Three students from Joy Prep were named local winners in the 47th annual America & Me essay contest, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance.
It was a clean sweep as Kevin Burgess, Jaila Williams and Aujuana Swann, came in first, second and third, respectively. All three students will receive award certificates for their achievement. Several thousand eighth grade students from all over the State of Michigan participated in the contest, entitled "My Personal Michigan Hero." The essay contest, which started in 1968, encourages Michigan students to explore the greatness of America and its people.
Kevin's essay will now advance to the state level competition, from which the top ten essays will be chosen.
M-Step Testing begins April 14, 2015.