Winners for 2011 Bully Expedition 4th grade essay contest announced
Three North Dakota fourth-grade students were selected the top winners of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundationâ€™s 2011 Bully Expedition essay contest. This annual contest is open to all fourth grade students in North Dakota and ties Theodore Rooseveltâ€™s time in the North Dakota Badlands with the fourth grade curriculum of North Dakota History.
The winners are as follows:
School: Ely Elementary School, Rugby
Teacher:Â Liisa Foster
Title: What about growing up in North Dakota would help me to be a good president?
Name:Â Madisyn Paige Emter
School: Sunrise Elementary, Bismarck
Teacher: Mrs. Pomonis
Title: North Dakota is a Beautiful Place
Name: Abby Shockman
Lisbon Elementary School, Lisbon
Teacher: Mrs. Olson
Title: North Dakota is a beautiful place because…
This year, 124 essays were submitted for the contest. Entrants had to pick one of two topics to write about: 1) What about growing up in North Dakota would help you to be a good President? Or 2) North Dakota is a beautiful place because…
The first prize winner receives a $300 college scholarship and a Medora vacation for a family of four. Second place winner receives a $200 college scholarship, a Theodore Roosevelt Teddy Bear and a $50 Medora gift card. Third place winner receives a $100 college scholarship and a Theodore Roosevelt Teddy Bear.
The first, second and third place winners will be recognized onstage prior to the June 14 performance of the Medora Musical. Their on-stage recognition is in conjunction with the Bully Expeditionâ€™s Fourth Graders Day in Medora on June 14, which is a half-day event in Medora for all North Dakota fourth graders to learn about the stateâ€™s history outside of the classroom. Events include an educational scavenger hunt, Flag Day parade and other fun activities.
Registrations for the Fourth Graders Day in Medora are being accepted until June 1. Interested fourth-grade students can print and complete the form found atÂ www.medora.com/events, and mail it in with a $5 registration fee. Each registered fourth grader will receive a complimentary Medora Musical ticket, complimentary Bully the Play ticket, a Medora bandana, ice cream, Medora vacation journal and a Bully Fun pass.