Student's essay tops state contest
Taylor Arens, a student at St. Rose of Lima School in Crofton, recently won the statewide "What My Mother Means to Me" fifth-grade essay contest, sponsored by the Nebraska Mothers Association and its parent organization, American Mothers Inc.
The essays were judged on content and focus, organization, word choice and style, sentence fluency and mechanics.
Arens' essay, one of nearly 200 entries, will be judged with other state-winning essays during American Mothers' national convention, April 26-27 in New York.
Arens is the daughter of Curtis and Donna Arens of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Crofton.