Four Corinth Elementary fifth-graders were among those honored by the Iroquois Reading Council’s Newspapers in Education Contest.
The 2018 NIE Contest asked students in grades 5-7 to imagine that they had the chance to interview their favorite Olympic athlete. Students who participated in the contest had to write five thought-provoking questions they might want to ask this athlete.
Corinth students Avalon Yankee and Jason Arnold were among the 12 students selected as winners from the 185 entries submitted from eight area school districts. Myles Arpey and Darius Parnell were also selected to receive Honorable Mention for their thoughtful interview questions and have each received a certificate of acknowledgment.
Winning students spent an afternoon with The Chronicle editor Mark Frost, and were sent to the newly renovated Park Theater in Glens Falls to interview theater staff and write a newspaper article using their notes. Students also wrote about their experience at The Chronicle office.
Following their afternoon at The Chronicle, the winning students walked to Crandall Public Library for a congratulatory ceremony and refreshments with family, friends and teachers.