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My Exceptional City essay contest winners announced

November 17, 2016

Essay Contest WinnersOn Nov. 5, 2016 the city of Johns Creek announced the finalists and winners of the Johns Creek Exceptional Essay Contest as part of the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

“Our City is exceptional, but what makes it truly unique are our young people,” said Mayor Mike Bodker. “The middle students in Johns Creek will be our community leaders in just a few short years and if these talented students are representative, Johns Creek has a bright future indeed.”
 
Middle school students from all around Johns Creek submitted essays describing their thoughts and ideas of what truly makes their city exceptional. Of those submitted, the nine finalists and three first place winners shone in both originality and creativity. 
 
Name Grade School Place
Mridula Sudhakar 6 River Trail Middle School 1
Abisha Sathees 6 Taylor Road Middle School 2
Cole Bigsby 6 River Trail Middle School  3
       
Olivia Shaffer 7 Taylor Road Middle School 1
Nishanth Chandran 7 Taylor Road Middle School 2
Sophia Pomian 7 Taylor Road Middle School 3
       
Jason Bao 8 Autrey Mill Middle School 1
John Stagmeier 8 Taylor Road Middle School 2
Caelyn DeSouza 8 Taylor Road Middle School 3

The first place winners from each grade level will be recognized at an upcoming City Council Meeting and be given a tour of City Hall.  

Read the winning essays: