Why I am Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants

During the past school year, Mrs. LaBissoniere encouraged her fifth graders at the time, to participate in an essay contest sponsored by the American Immigration Council and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The theme of the writing contest focused on, “Why I am Glad America is a Nation of Immigrants.” This contest was open to only fifth graders and each state in the US held it’s own contest. St. Mary Parish School is excited to announce that Ryan K’s essay was awarded second place. For his writing efforts, Ryan received $75.00 along with a certificate. Mrs. Schram and his former fifth grade teachers are proud of Ryan’s hard work and dedication to the craft of writing.