Tennessee Valley Republican Women Honor Essay Contest Winners

Monday, November 25, 2013
Matthew, Lauren, and Madeline are pictured with Pamper Garner Crangle, president of the Tennessee Valley Republican Women; Linda Moss Mines, GPS History Department chair and the speaker for the evening; and Pam Fields, TVRW Constitution Committee chair.
Matthew, Lauren, and Madeline are pictured with Pamper Garner Crangle, president of the Tennessee Valley Republican Women; Linda Moss Mines, GPS History Department chair and the speaker for the evening; and Pam Fields, TVRW Constitution Committee chair.

At its monthly meeting, the Tennessee Valley Republican Women honored the high school winners of their recent essay contest held to celebrate Constitution Week.  The contest was open to all high school students in the Chattanooga area.  The theme of the essay was "Limited Government--Reserved Powers:  The Ninth and Tenth Amendments." 

Forty-eight submissions were received from area high school students and first, second, and third place winners were chosen, as follows:

Lauren Hood, GPS, First Place, $500

Matthew Preston, Ooltewah High School, Second Place, $300 

Madeline Bickerstaff, GPS, Third Place, $200

The winners were recognized by Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and the Hamilton County Commission.   

The TVRW would like to extend thanks to all of those who submitted essays, those who judged, and others who contributed in any way to the celebration of the U.S. Constitution.


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