Several Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students won awards in the 2014 Father of the Year Essay Contest, sponsored by the National Center for Fathering.
A total of 942 essays were submitted this year, and 10 R-7 students were selected as winners.
The theme for this year’s essay was “What My Father Means to Me.”
Students had the opportunity to nominate an individual in their life by writing an essay centered around the theme.
The winning students will be individually recognized at the “Celebration of Fatherhood” June 10 at the Kauffman Pavilion, followed by recognition and announcement of the Father of the Year winner during the Kansas City Royals game.
R-7 students winning first place in the local essay contest were Hailey Hardin of Summit Lakes Middle School, Gigi Harris of Bernard Campbell Middle School and Jacy Deaver of Lee’s Summit High School. Runner-up winners from the local school district were Brianna Roland, Pleasant Lea Elementary; Corina Crull, BCMS; Shelby Irmer, LSHS; Tony Harris, LSHS; Savyon Reid, LSHS; Sighris W. Sharber, LSHS; and Olga Enke, LSHS.