During April, Monongalia County Government celebrated by inviting 8th grade students in the county to write essays showing how county commissions help communities. In the contest, students researched and responded to the question; “How Does My County Commission Make Life Better For Me?” This was an excellent opportunity for students to explore and learn about our local governing body.
Two local winners were named from St. Francis; Lea Hatcher and Chloelle Fitz! The county administrator complemented the writers on how well they researched and responded to the prompt and the county commission and has invited the girls to participate in a meeting on April 16th. The girls will read their essays and work alongside commissioners during the meeting, learning first-hand how local government functions. They will also receive awards for their excellent research and writing skills.
Additionally, essays were forwarded to the County Commissioner’s Association for state-wide consideration. Isabella Ferrell was named the second place winner for her work at the state level.