For a history of this contest and the details of the 2016 contest, please click on the sub-menu titled Essay Contest Details.
Congratulations to the winners, to their teachers and to their parents. While MTFD played a significant role in coordinating the contest, thanks really belong to Hugh Clement, Assistant Director of Hamblen County Schools and the 57 teachers who worked with 791 students who submitted essays. And providing an equally essential and heavy effort was the local newspaper, the Citizen-Tribune, and its managing editor, John Gullion. The Citizen-Tribune sponsored the contest and provided extraordinary and extensive coverage of the event. And John not only met with MTFD, but read essays and presented the Citizen-Tribune awards to the winners at the breakfast. Whew! Huge participation!