Three Sandburg students earned first, second and third place honors in an essay contest hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Madison York, Jessica Gill and Troy Hagemeyer, seventh graders in Pam Henley’s English-Language Arts class at , were selected as contest winners in the seventh-grade category in the 2012 Dodgers Team Think Blue Essay Contest.
The students and their parents were honored at an Awards Luncheon at Dodger Stadium hosted by the Dodgers Dream Foundation on May 22.
The Dodgers Dream Foundation, Kaiser Permanente and Los Angeles Times in Education sponsored the event. Wesley Parker, a former first baseball who played for the Dodgers from 1964-1972, spoke and encouraged the students to live healthy lives.
The students' prizes included an American Express gift card, four tickets to a LA Dodgers game, and a Team Think Blue T-shirt. Madison York, the first place winner, will receive on-field recognition prior to a Dodger game on June 29.
York, Gill, and Hagemeyer competed in an art and essay contest with over four hundred other students in public or private schools throughout Southern California. The topic they wrote on was the healthy habits in their lives and how they help achieve their goals.