Utah League of Cities and Towns

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ULCT Youth Essay Contest

2020 Essay Contest Winners

The Utah League of Cities and Towns is pleased to announce the annual award winners for the 2020 essay contest “Why I Like My Community,” sponsored by Maverik.  Students from Utah’s 4th and 7th grades are invited each year to participate in this contest by writing about the unique elements of their hometown, whether it’s the events there, the people, the beautiful and fun sites, or wonderful opportunities in the community.  A panel of judges with the Utah League of Cities and Towns reads through and ranks all submissions based on creative thinking, correct grammar, spelling, structure, and essay development.  The three top-ranking essays in each grade receive awards.

4th Grade

1st place: Addison Hansen – Calvin Smith Elementary, Taylorsville

2nd place: Madison Nielson – Spring City Elementary, Spring City

3rd Place: Alana Parry – Provost Elementary, Provo

 

7th Grade

1st place: Eve Selway – Excelsior Academy Middle School, Stansbury Park

2nd Place: Nathan Willden – Gunnison Valley Middle School, Gunnison

3rd Place: Mary Lyons – Gunnison Valley Middle School, Gunnison

2019 Essay Contest Winners

We congratulate the 4th and 7th grade students who won the top 3 prizes in the 2019 competition:

4th Grade

7th grade

The 2019 ULCT “Why I Like My Community” essay contest is made possible through a contribution from Maverik, a sponsor of the Utah League of Cities and Towns.  Maverik’s commitment to the community and desire to acknowledge the talented youth living in our cities and towns makes it possible to provide a much-needed financial contribution to our local schools.

Past Contest Winners

2018 Youth Essay Contest Winners

7th Grade

4th Grade

2017 Youth Essay Contest Winners

7th Grade

4th Grade