Hawthorne’s Karson Rodgers wins chamber essay contest

A Hawthorne sixth-grader was the winner in an essay contest for local fifth- and sixth-graders held in May.

Contestants wrote essays of 100 words or less on the topic “Why I like Sweet Home.”

Co-sponsored by the Culpepper and Merriwether Circus, the prize was six tickets to the circus plus a basket of goodies.

Karson Rodgers’ winning essay ran as follows:

“Sweet Home is an amazing place to live. I like it because of all the trees and flowers and beauty it brings to Oregon.

“I have lived in Sweet Home for almost four years now, and each new year passes, Sweet Home changes. The trees grow taller and the population of people grows. Ever since I’ve moved here, Sweet Home has grown.

“I think Sweet Home is a good town to grow up in because of the schools, the sights, the parks, the Jamboree and the good people.

Sweet Home is the best little town in Oregon.”