Two MCPS Sixth Grade Students Win Humane Society Essay Contest

Two MCPS Sixth Grade Students Win Humane Society Essay Contest 1
Mary Hughes from the Humane Society presents
Michael Hodges and Katie Perkins with first prize
in the Humane Societies essay contest “The Power of Pets”
Two Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School sixth graders, Michael Hodges and Katie Perkins, won a city wide essay contest, “The Power of Pets” held by the Montgomery Humane Society. Michael and Katie shared first place in the contest for essays written as an English assignment. The Humane Society’s Mary Hughes visited the MCPS St. Bede Campus on February 24 to present both students with a medal and a check for $50 each. After the presentation, Michael and Katie both read their winning essays aloud to their parents, classmates, teacher Mrs. Lori Riggles, principal Miss Laurie Gulley and MCPS president Mrs. Anne Ceasar. Michael wrote about how much his dog meant to his family and how hard it was at the end of his dog’s life. Katie described how she and her family came to adopt her dog, Honey from the local group TAG (That Animal Group), and the love she has for her new pet. Katie very sweetly donated her winnings back to two animal groups, giving $25 back to the Humane Society and $25 to TAG.  This is the second year in a row that MCPS students have won first place in this contest. Montgomery Catholic is proud of both Michael and Katie for this accomplishment and their kind hearts. Congratulations!

Two MCPS Sixth Grade Students Win Humane Society Essay Contest 2
Michael Hodges and Katie Perkins are joined by their families as they receive
their first place awards from the Humane Society.
From left to right: Scott, Theresa, and Katie Perkins, Heather, Michael,
Hunter and Michael Hodges.

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