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KCL, Rotary Club name contest winners
Essay Winner
Kershaw County Library (KCL) Director Amber Conger (second from left) presents 5th Grade Baron DeKalb Elementary School student Camille Barr a certificate recognizes her first place win in the KCL and Rotary Club of Camden’s “Honoring Our Heroes” essay contest. With them are Rotary member Bob Giangiorgi (far left) and Camille’s teacher, Krystal Hayes.

The Rotary Club of Camden and Kershaw County Library announce the winners of the first “Honoring Our Heroes” essay contest for local 5th Grader students. They were asked to write about a real person or a literary character from a book, how their hero was special, and how their hero influenced them.

Camille Barr, a student in Krystal Hayes’ class at Baron DeKalb Elementary, won the 1st place prize of $150 for her essay about her father, Byron Barr.

“I know every parent has a flaw here and there, but he’s like a multitasking demi-god and he has the mind of Isaac Newton!” Camille said.

Other winners are:    

2nd place: Kayden Blake Gardner of Bethune Elementary, who wrote about Fern Arable from Charlotte’s Web.

3rd place: Alyssa Kinder of Pine Tree Hill Elementary, who wrote about the singer Pink.

4th place: Clara Walsh of Midway Elementary, who wrote about Hermione Granger from Harry Potter.

5th place: Kayleigh West of Bethune Elementary, who wrote about her 5th grade teacher, Libby Davis.