Representative Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) today proudly announced the winners of the House District 50 essay contest. Stark County students were encouraged to submit a one-page essay on how to get involved to make their community a better place to live.
The 3rd place prize was awarded to Crystal Constable from Massillon. Crystal believes that providing additional sidewalks would better assist her community. She also suggested that trees around the power lines would provide a safer environment.
The 2nd place prize was awarded to Emily Caldwell from Canal Fulton. Emily believes that preventing drug abuse is critical to making her community a better place to live. She also thinks it is important to improve area schools. Emily feels the issue of school bullying needs to be addressed to keep kids safe and to help them focus in school.
The 1st place prize was awarded to Heather Bomba from Massillon. Heather believes that community involvement is relatively simple. She suggests in her essay that visiting with the elderly, volunteering at an animal shelter, or cleaning a park are easy ways to help, even if you don’t have any money.
Essay contest prizes range from a signed book from the Speaker of the House William Batchelder to creating a PSA on community involvement.