What are my responsibilities as an American citizen? Madison High School juniors Carley Garner, Dallin Gordon and Peter Williams can tell you. That’s what they told everyone else with their Constitution Week essays.
The students submitted them through a contest sponsored by the Madison County Republican Women’s Club.
All three winners are students of Lucas Ingram who teaches U.S. History at Madison High School. Carley Garner took first place with Dallin Garner in second and Peter Williams in third. The contest received 14 entries.
The winners each received small cash prizes for their entries with first place taking $100, second taking $50, and third receiving $25. Ingram received an equal amount to each winner with the sum being $175 for his work in inspiring his students.
Kaye Romney of the MCRW Club headed the essay contest committee and said that Ingram must be doing something right if he was responsible for inspiring the three winners.
Romney and the other judges spoke highly of each of the essays and said that each essay displayed impressive understanding of citizenship and an understanding of commitment.
Garner, the first place winner, was able to read her essay at the MCRW Club meeting on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, in the Madison County Courthouse and received enthusiastic applause after finishing the presentation.
Another highlight of the event was speaker Dr. James Brooks of Idaho Falls who addressed issues concerning health care. The presentation by Brooks, which included a question and answer session, is available online at the Madison County Republican Women’s Club Facebook page.
For those interested, the winning essay by Garner, which talked about our responsibilities as American citizens, can also be found at the same Facebook page.