The two students who won the "Greatest Grandparent Essay Contest," sponsored by the Caroline
County Agricultural Fair, were recognized June 7 at their respective grades' award assemblies held
at Caroline Middle School. Francine Whittaker, the fair's president, presented sixth grader Chris
Blanton and seventh grader Mekhia Wright with their cash prizes of fifty dollars, as well as two
tickets each to this summer's fair.
The contest asked its Caroline Middle School participants to explain why they had the greatest
grandmother or grandfather using 100 words or less.
Mekhia's essay recalled her grandmother Barbara Dabney's unconditional love and sacrifice, while
Chris wrote about his grandfather Douglass Javins being a hard worker and family man.
|Fair President Francine Whittaker
Essay writer Chris Blanton
Grandfather Douglas Javins
|Grandmother Barbara Dabney
Essay writer Mekhia Wright
Fair President Francine Whittaker
|we opened with the Ground Breaking for the new
W.B. Coleman, Sr. Pavilion.
Mr. Coleman, a Caroline native, was a farmer, an educator and an
administrator, but, most of all, he was a family man. We were
pleased to have his family join us, his Fair family, in starting the
new campaign to build a pavilion in his memory.