Left to right:
Back: Adam Healy, 6th; Olivia Genovese, 6th; Grace Fremont-Smith, 7th; Alma Harding, 7th.
Front: Isabelle Cooke, 6th; Selah Hagler, 7th; not pictured: Emi Qunell, 6th, Ava Mendoza, 7th; Kelly Howeth, 7th.
Winners of a fifth-through eighth-grade writing contest held by the Lambda Chapter were presented with monetary awards on April 12, 2018 at the Whitefish School District Board Room. Students submitted many interesting and often awe-inspiring poems and essays on the topic, "How important is respect in our lives and do you think people in our society are respectful enough of each other? Why?" Students, parents, teachers and Lambda Chapter members were present for the awards ceremony. First place winners were awarded $30, second place received $20 and third place was given $10. Winners in the 5th-6th grade division were: first place - Olivia Genovese, 6th grade, Whitefish Middle School; second place - Adam Healy, 6th grade tied with Isabelle Cooke, 6th grade, Whitefish Middle School and third place - Emi Qunell, 6th grade, Whitefish Middle School. In the 7th-8th grade division the winners were: first place - Grace Fremont-Smith, 7th grade, Whitefish Middle School; second place - Alma Harding, 7th grade tied with Ava Mendoza, 7th grade, Whitefish Middle School; and third place - Selah Hagler, 7th grade tied with Kelly Howeth, 7th grade, Whitefish Middle School.
Lambda Chapter would like to thank the students and teachers from throughout the Flathead Valley for their participation in the contest and for their commitment to writing.