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Grandparent essay winner chosen

Collin Kemp and his grandmother, Jackie Smallwood, were recognized as guests at the Woodford County Retired Teachers Association dinner meeting on Thursday, April 13, at the Woodford County Agricultural Extension Office building in the Mackie Room. C ollin is a fifth grader in Heather Moffett's class at Northside Elementary School. He is the son of Danny and Gina Kemp of Versailles. He was selected as the Woodford County winner in the 2016-2017 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by AARP Kentucky and the Woodford County Retired Teachers Association. His essay explained that his grandmother is "hilarious," a hard-working good citizen and extremely helpful to him and his family. Collin is among thousands of Kentucky fifth graders who participated in the 16th annual essay competition for 2016-2017. Students submitted essays answering why "My Grandparent Should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year." As county winner, Collin received a certificate for his effort and a cash award. His teacher also received a cash award for her support of the contest. The competition continues with choosing district winners and a state winner, who is recognized at the Annual Kentucky Retired Teachers Association Convention in Louisville in April each year. The essay competition is a way to recognize the significant contributions that older Kentuckians make toward shaping the lives and values of youth across the commonwealth. The AARP Grandparent of the Year essay contest is organized by local retired teachers association units and AARP chapters who help secure local school participation, promote the activity and serve as local contest judges.

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