Two students were recognized during the Bell County School Board meeting on Tuesday for having shown excellence in the field of writing. Izabella Fuson and Whitney Caldwell both placed in different writing contests.
Fuson was chosen as a winner for the Dream Up — Office Depot Foundation and USA Today Charitable Foundation contest. She was chosen based on the number of points awarded for her written essay.
As a winner, Fuson will be given the opportunity to spend one day in her dream job with a local psychiatrist.
Caldwell placed third place in the KET’s Young Writers contest in the fifth grade short story category for her book “Dog Dreams.”
Both students received a plaque from the board in recognition of their success.
“It just thrills me to death when our students win state or national recognition like this,” said Bell County Superintendent Yvonne Gilliam. “This is such an honor.”
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