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CM junior Gianna Renzo wins #KeystoneCares Essay Contest

PHOTO PROVIDED #KeystoneCares essay contest winner Gianna Renzo, right with Christina Manning, director of pupil services at KCSD.

MILL HALL — Central Mountain High School junior Gianna Renzo was the winner of Keystone Central School District’s #KeystoneCares essay contest.

District students grades 6 through 12 were invited to submit an essay for the #KeystoneCares November theme “Celebrate uniqueness and embrace our differences!”

The students were asked to write an essay responding to three questions: How can we create a better school and community by embracing diversity? How can students make a difference by celebrating their uniqueness and the uniqueness of others? What kinds of actions can citizens take to promote unity in our community?

Five essays were submitted. The #KeystoneCares Committee members read all essays submitted and selected Renzo’s essay. Lauren Heverly and Robert Rubert, both juniors at CMHS, were runner-ups.

The #KeystoneCares Committee is a partnership between Keystone Central School District, Clinton County Children and Youth, Courts, Commissioners, District Attorney, Housing Authority, Juvenile Probation, Sheriff’s Office, School Based Caseworkers, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Joinder, PA Career Link and community non-profits including, Bald Eagle Nittany Valley Kiwanis, Be Wise, Clinton County Housing Coalition, Clinton County Women’s Center, and West Branch Drug and Alcohol.

The committee’s mission is to provide the community with a multi-agency effort to focus on practices that will make life better for our children and families in Clinton County, and our school district.

The group has developed themes for each month and offers free family activities throughout the school year surrounding those themes. All events and funding for the #KeystoneCares initiative are through donations from Clinton County employees, KCSD faculty and staff, and private donations.

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