Students throughout the county participated in a “What it Means to be an American” essay contest hosted by Franklin’s Rotary Club, Read2Me, and The Macon County News.
The essay contest was modeled after the contest that Dr. Gloria Houston wrote about in “Littlejim,” in which the book’s main character participated for the Kansas City Star.
The winners of the contest received a $50 cash prize courtesy of the Rotary Club and had the opportunity to read their essays for Western Carolina University’s chancellor, Dr. David Belcher at the May 30 Rotary Club meeting.
Pictured L-R: Rotary Club President Mike Norris, essay winners, Yailyn Zuniga and Givovanni Balderas Rubio, Rotary Club and Read2Me member Gary Dills, and Macon County News Reporter and Read2Me member Brittney Parker.
Photo by Vickie Carpenter