Even in today’s economic landscape, $100 can go a long way.
It all depends on how you use it.
For Long Valley seventh and eighth graders, the opportunity to use $100 toward helping someone in need or a group that could use aid has come. All it takes is some creativity and writing skills.
The fourth annual Long Valley Junior Women’s Club’s Good Deed Essay Contest is open to the Middle School’s seventh and eighth graders. Winners will receive money to use toward the deed he or she wrote about accomplishing.
One of 2012’s winners, Mackenzie Schade, formed a knitting group with seniors at the House of Good Shepherd and donated knit scarves to the Market Street Mission, according to the LVJWC. Claire Liskiewicz, another essay writer and winner, created baskets of arts and crafts so cancer patients who were away from their families in the hospital could make cards for their loved ones.
Hannah Sansone, the third recipient of the LVJWC’s award, brightened the day of children with special needs by creating ‘ballerina beauties’ at the Art of Dance in Chester.
For complete rules on the contest, visit lvjuniors.org or speak with your Language Arts teacher. All entries must be submitted to student’s Language Arts teachers by Friday, March 1.