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Older Americans celebrated in essay contest

12:11 PM, May 10, 2013
Mrs. Crosby, from left, Whitney Spaulding, Austin Stankowski, Mrs. Johnson.
Mrs. Crosby, from left, Whitney Spaulding, Austin Stankowski, Mrs. Johnson.
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In honor of Older Americans Month in May, Lincoln Center, the Aging & Disability Resource Center's Senior Center and RSVP sponsored an essay contest for Portage County sixth-graders.

Participating students wrote an essay on "My Grandparent" or "My Best Older Friend." The contest was an opportunity to increase intergenerational understanding and respect.

A group of older volunteers judged the submissions on the strong attachment between old and young, originality, organization and cohesion, sixth-grade level work, grammar and spelling. The judges were Norm Swenson, Carole Liston ...

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