GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Three NorthPointe Christian Middle School students have been named local winners in the 46th annual America & Me Essay Contest.
Awards were given to NorthPointe 8th graders Emily Clementz (third place), Alysabeth Richards (second place), and Abigail Lewkowski (first place), based on their essays addressing the topic “My Personal Michigan Hero.”
Emily and Alysabeth both look to their fathers as their inspirational Michigan heroes. Emily wrote, “From before I could walk, my dad has been shaping my whole life.” Alysabeth also recognized the impact her father has had on her: “My father has impacted me in unexplainable ways. He has taught me to love, fight for what I believe, and be strong.”