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Emprise Bank "Terrific Kid" Evan Carr, a sixth-grader from Council Grove, placed third in The All Veterans Tribute Student Essay and Poster Contest held by the Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau. The contest was open to students from fifth grade and up in seven counties in and around Emporia. Students were tasked with submitting an essay or making a poster honoring veterans.
Carr chose to write an essay about General “Fighting Joe” Hooker of the Union Army. He was awarded a cash prize and certificate for his third place essay at a reception held in Emporia on Sunday, November 5.
Evan Carr pictured with his teacher (left) and mother (right)
There were more than 250 essay and 40 poster entries in the contest.
Winners pose with their posters and certificates
About the Emprise Bank "Terrific Kids" Program
Emprise Bank announced its sponsorship of the Emprise Terrific Kids program in Council Grove in August 2017. The program, previously sponsored by the Council Grove Kiwanis Club, recognizes fifth and sixth grade students who are great all-around citizens and students.
TERRIFIC Kids are: