Winners of the 2nd annual PIG TALES Writing Competition, presented by SCANA Energy, were announced at the Aug. 23 Pigs & Peaches BBQ Festival in Kennesaw.
This year’s winners were:
- K-2 Grade Winners — Abigail Terantino, 1st Place; Grace Heiple, 2nd Place; and Penelope “Penny” Nour, 3rd Place;
- 3-5 Grade Winners — Ellie Collis, 1st Place; Marisa Behan, 2nd Place; and Kendall Hampton, 3rd Place; and
- 6-8 Grade Winners — Sasamon Omoma, 1st Place; Oliver W. Long, 2nd Place; and Logan Mossor, 3rd Place.
The contest was open to all students in grades K-8 attending any public, private or home school in Cobb County. Students were invited to write a short story or essay, in 750 words or less, about what makes their all-time favorite park special or about their plans to visit a state or national park this summer.
A committee of professional educators, sponsors and City of Kennesaw staff judged entries on creativity, presentation and correspondence to the theme. Prizes included tickets to area attractions, t-shirts and goodie bags. The grand prize was a bicycle.