The city of Gaithersburg announced the winners of its 2012 CHARACTER COUNTS! essay and poster contests.
The Adult Heroes in Our Community Essay Contest featured 135 student entrants from six city schools. The contest was open to area elementary and middle school students. Students wrote about a local “hero” and the values and ethics that person exemplifies.
The five winners are:Gisselle Cruz Goshen Elementary School Jenny Chang Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Isabel English Thurgood Marshall Elementary School Melissa Briceno Washington Grove Elementary School Mirelys Rosales Washington Grove Elementary School
The poster contest featured 890 entrants from seven Gaithersburg schools. It was open to all students in Gaithersburg-area elementary and middle schools.
The ten winners are:Urjoshi Nahid 5th Grade Diamond Elementary School Auva Amirmokri 5th Grade DuFief Elementary School Anna Daraselia 4th Grade DuFief Elementary School Drew Rubinstein 4th Grade DuFief Elementary School Gabriel Norambuena 3rd Grade Gaithersburg Elementary School Vania Norambuena 5th Grade Gaithersburg Elementary School Mara Higgins 6th Grade Gaithersburg Middle School
Miriam Shah7th Grade Gaithersburg Middle School Celia Stern 5th Grade Rosemont Elementary School Yulia Molina 3rd Grade Strawberry Knoll Elementary School
Gaithersburg Patch will feature the winning essays and posters on the site during CHARACTER COUNTS! week.
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council proclaimed the week of Oct. 21-27 as "National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week" in Gaithersburg.