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Young Writers from Coweta and Fayette Counties Among Delta Community’s Essay Contest Winners

White Oak Elementary School Winners

Left to right: Community Development Representative Tionna Skipper (Delta Community), Assistant Principal Keri Davis (White Oak Elementary), Youth Essay Contest Winners Benjamin Griffiths, Ada Covington, Key’Myah Winston, and Branch Manager Darlene Prudente (Delta Community).

Jefferson Parkway Elementary Winner

Angel Reese with Principal Dr. Sean Dye.

Peachtree City Elementary School Winner

Left to Right: Branch Manager Megan Byrd (Delta Community), Principal Amanda Cavin (Peachtree City Elementary), Youth Essay Contest winner Scarlet Melton and third grade teacher Rachel Badley (Peachtree City Elementary).

Peeples Elementary School Winner

Left to right: Principal Buffy Blodgett (Peeples Elementary), youth Essay Contest winner Udisha Sarkar and Branch Manager Megan Byrd (Delta Community).

Elementary school students from Coweta and Fayette Counties were among the winners of Delta Community Credit Union’s 2024 Youth Essay Contest. There were 21 winners selected from more than 170 entries. Each of the winning essayists will receive a $100 Delta Community Youth Savings Account.

The winners from Coweta County are:

·       Ada Covington, fourth grader White Oak Elementary School

·       Benjamin Griffiths, fourth grader from White Oak Elementary School

·       Angel Reese, fifth grader from Jefferson Parkway Elementary School

·       Key’Myah Winston, fifth grader from White Oak Elementary School

The winners from Fayette County are:

·       Scarlett Melton, third grader from Peachtree City Elementary School

·       Udisha Sarkar, third grader from Peeples Elementary School

The contest was open to third, fourth and fifth graders across metro Atlanta, and seven winners from each grade level were selected. Students were asked to write an essay about what they would do to make an impact at their school if they had unlimited money.

Many of the winning essays described increasing salaries for teachers and staff, offering after-school programs, providing healthier foods and snacks and buying playground equipment for students with special needs. Some unique student ideas to invest in their schools and classmates included establishing a trade school on campus, getting therapy dogs for students, and creating a community garden to help fight hunger.

Delta Community launched the contest in 2016 to recognize the importance of youth financial education and invest in future generations.