Student Writing Skills Improving

Despite email, chat, and text messaging, our Nassau County teachers have helped student's writing improve.

Fernandina Pirates Club Scholarship Winner 2010

Phil Amato (First Coast News), Kacey Guenther, Pirate Scarface (AKA Joe Palmer)

Each year the Fernandina Pirates Club sponsors an essay contest for graduating Nassau County high school seniors. Scholarship money is awarded for students that have been accepted to college or have joined the military.

The details and rules of the essay contest are sent to the high school counselors each January. The essays are judged and the winner is announced during the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in May.

This year, there were a number of excellent entries. Some of the credit for this should go to our Nassau County teachers. The importance of grammar and spelling has declined due to email, chat, and text messaging, but these entries have proven that our teachers have imparted the necessary skills of writing to our seniors.

The winner of the $1500 scholarship for 2010 was Kacey Guenther of Fernandina Beach High School. Kacey will be attending the University of Miami. An Honorable Mention was given to Laci Little of Yulee High School.

Congratulations to all the contest entrants, graduating seniors, and to the teachers!

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