This year, our entire class wrote an essay to enter into the 8th Annual Mayor’s Essay Writing Contest. The title of their essays was “My Christmas Wish” and I was amazed at the heartfelt and thoughtful responses that my students created. This contest was open to all elementary students grades K-5. It is with great excitement and pleasure that I give a big, loud CONGRATULATIONS to two amazing girls in my class who placed in the Top Twelve among all the entries! This morning, these two darlings had a chance to have breakfast, enjoy some fun activities, and receive a certificate from the mayor in front of a crowd at the Mayor’s Annual Kids’ Christmas Party and Essay Contest. Way to go, girls!