Fallon Student Wins Essay Contest
Teaira Lawson, a third-grader at Fallon Seventy-day Adventist School, recently won first place for her age category in the Leaders of Tomorrow essay contest sponsored by the Fallon Auto Mall.
Teaira received a $100 prize, which was hand delivered with a certificate and a large bunch of balloons in December. "I worked hard for two months on my essay," Teaira said. "I was surprised. I didn't expect to win."
She was also invited to the Fallon City Council meeting to be recognized by the mayor on Jan. 19. "It made me feel important to be able to shake the mayor's hand," she said. "If you try your best, you can win."
"I am very proud of Teaira for her hard work and her humble attitude in winning," said Rebekah Bonjour, Teaira teacher. "This experience for her has shown my other students that they don't work hard for nothing. They are more excited than ever before to get serious about their writing."