Four Pattonville students place in state essay-poster contest

Students from Pattonville School District participated in the Missouri National Education Association’s (MNEA) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay-Poster Contest. The theme for this year was “Fulfilling Dr. King’s Dream: Reading to Lead and Transform.” Four students placed in the state competition after winning at the district level.

Grades 2-3 — 3rd place: Maxwell Schneider, second grade, Rose Acres Elementary School

Grades 4-5 — 2nd place: William Purnell, fifth grade, Rose Acres Elementary School; 3rd place: Donald McCullough, fifth grade, Rose Acres Elementary School. 

Grades 6-8 — 2nd place: Lakshita Raja, eighth grade, Remington Traditional School

This is Raja’s second time being chosen as a state winner. She won the Grades 6-8 competition last year. 

All winners received a congratulatory letter and commemorative certificate. In addition, second place winners received a $50 gift card and third place winners received a $25 gift card.  

Students are taught by Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students (PEGS) teachers Allison Bennett and Robin Chang at Rose Acres and Students in Gifted-Minded Activities (SIGMA) teacher Dodie Logue at Remington Traditional. 

To see the winning poster entries, click here to visit the MNEA website.

Pattonville School District

11097 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Ann, MO 63074
(314) 213-8500

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