Star thanks high schools for entering Sept. 11 essay contest

The Elizabethton Star would like to say thank you to all area high school students who submitted their writing for the Sept. 11 essay contest. We enjoyed reading all of the essays and were impressed with the depth of feeling students had concerning the tragedy that occurred on that day.
   In addition to one winner from each of the five area high schools, we also chose five honorable mentions. They are listed as follows: Jessica Grindstaff, Unaka High School, junior; Emily Townson, Cloudland High School, senior; Lindsey Jones, Happy Valley High School, junior; Lindsay B. Norris, Elizabethton High School, sophomore; and Jonathan Pleasant, Hampton High School sophomore.