2014 Winning Entries

Pellston third-graders win 2014 Emmet County Historical Essay Contest

Two third-graders from Pellston Elementary School won the 2014 Historical Essay Contest, hosted by the Emmet County Historical Commission.

First-place was awarded to Heidi Dumas. Heidi won $100 from the Bob Schulze Fund for Creative Writing, a fund held at the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. Her essay is titled, "The History of the Little Red School House," and it relays an interview she conducted with Carol and Jim Carter on Johnson Road near Brutus about the old schoolhouse.

Heidi's teacher, Katie Reinhardt, was awarded $50 also from the fund, to be used toward classroom supplies.

Winning second place is Gabrielle Landon, for her essay "Cecil Bay" that includes details of this community's interesting past. She won $50. Her teacher is Kim Wagenschutz.

Click on the PDFs below to read the winning entries!

The contest is held annually by the Historical Commission and is open to third- and fourth-graders, including homeschooled children, throughout Emmet County. To learn more about it, click here.


Photo Caption:  Pictured are (from row, from left) second-grade teacher Katie Reinhardt; 2nd place winner Gabrielle Landon; and 1st place winner Heidi Dumas; and (back row, from left) Emmet County Commissioner Larry Cassidy, District 2 (Pellston area); Kim Wagenschutz, second-grade teacher; and Melinda Spencley, Emmet County Historical Commissioner.

1st place Heidi Dumas essay
2nd place Gabrielle Landon essay

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