Pima Heritage Days’ essay contest winners announced

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Graham County Historical Society: This photo was taken from the balcony of Wilfred Webb's business located in Pima at the 1911 24th of July Parade. Winners of the Pima Heritage Days' essay contest have been announced.

By Edres Barney

The Pima Heritage Days’ essay winners have been determined. This year’s theme “Our Todays & Tomorrows Because of Yesterdays: was reflected in each essay submitted in the contest “What My Heritage Means to Me.”

In the fifth- and sixth-grade category, Garet Morris of Mrs. Goodman’s sixth grade in Pima Elementary School titled his winning essay “Inherited Values” to earn $75. Dean Haller of Thatcher Middle School’s Spencer Lamoreaux’s seventh-grade class submitted “Shoelaces and Spikes” to win the $100 offered for the seventh- and eighth-grade category.

In the high school category, Pima High School senior Hadley Schmidt will be awarded $200 for “Shoes to Fill”.

These three young men will give their compositions to a Heritage Days’ audience at the Eastern Arizona Museum in Pima on Saturday, April 22, at 10 a.m.