I Love My Family Celebration


Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Celebrating 4th grade school winners & their families
Lynchburg College in the Sydnor Performace Hall

Fourth grade students from elementary schools throughout Region 2000 are invited to submit essays on the topic, ‘Why My Family is Special.’ Volunteer judges choose a winner from each school and then in partnership with the Optimist Club of Lynchburg – one boy and one girl are selected as the two overall winners.

Each school winner will be awarded a prize, and the two overall winners will take home a grand prize for their education savings.

The night is full of kid friendly fun, families, education and celebration. You’ll hear about everything from kids loving their families because they make the best cake to how families foster other children. It’s a wonderful evening, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.

This event is held in the Sydnor Performance Hall on the campus at Lynchburg College. It is free to families, teachers and students.

Get ready to celebrate!

2017 4th Grade Essay School Winners

Private Schools
Madison Stratton, Cornerstone Christian Academy
Sage Lily Blair, Desmond T. Doss Christian Academy
Ella McClure, Holy Cross Regional Catholic School
Mya Lang, James River Day School
Jeremy Vandevander, Rivermont School
London Moore, Temple Christian School

Amherst County Schools
Kahlial Smith, Amelon Elementary
Leeann Floyd, Elon Elementary
Emma Stinnett, Madison Heights Elementary
Millie Tomlin, Pleasant View Elementary
Morgan Clark, Temperance Elementary

Appomattox County Schools
Zyriah Kelso, Appomattox Elementary

Bedford County Schools
Max Schonfelder, Boonsboro Elementary
Taylor Douglass, Forest Elementary
Alexis Pfeffer Estrada, Goodview Elementary
Rachel Updike, Huddleston Elementary
Ashelyn Wood, New London Academy
Olivia Hoback, Otter River Elementary
Mary Jane Mills, Stewartsville Elementary
Ayden Regan, Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Campbell County Schools
Riley Stinnette, Altavista Elementary
Kayli Birnschein, Leesville Road Elementary
Jossie Aguilera, Tomahawk Elementary

Lynchburg City Schools
Maggie Jarvie, Bedford Hills Elementary
Omorie Trent, Heritage Elementary
Zinnia Jenkins, Linkhorne Elementary
Payton Anderson, T. C. Miller Elementary
Sam Treacy, Paul Munro Elementary
Jania Waller, Robert S. Payne Elementary
Brynna Ward, Perrymont Elementary
Holt Bresach, Sandusky Elementary
Tyler Allen, Sheffield Elementary
Danaisha Vaughan, William Bass Elementary