Winners announced in “Why Reading is Important to Me” essay contest

In January 2020, the following students were honored in our 2019 Gift of Reading Essay Contest by having their winning essays published in the Morgan Hill Life Newspaper:

  • 2nd/3rd-grade winners: Chase Haugen (1st) and Emily Edesten (2nd)
  • 4th/5th-grade winners: Elizabeth Jo Stevenson (1st) and Colby Haugen (2nd)
  • 6th/8th-grade winners: Megan Jones (1st) and Agnes William (2nd)

First and second-place winners also received a BookSmart gift certificate, a writing journal and a certificate of merit presented by the Mayor of Morgan Hill in front of the City Council.

Congratulations to the more than one hundred participants for getting involved – and for demonstrating a love of reading!