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Darrell Wiatt Family Philanthropy Essay Contest

2017 Winner and Finalists Announced

The Putnam County Community Foundation is proud to announce the Grand Prize Winner and Finalists of the annual Philanthropy Essay Contest.  This contest, celebrating National Philanthropy Week, is open to all county 7th grade students to write an essay about "The philanthropist I know personally and admire most..."  All contest participants choose a philanthropy that will receive a grant prize if the student is chosen as a Finalists or Grand Prize Winner.  The Grand Prize Winner's school receives a grant prize of $500.

 

Grand Prize Winner: Clayton Peterson

School: Cloverdale Middle School

Teacher: Ms. Mosley

Philanthropist: William Peterson

Philanthropy: Millgrove United Methodist Church Food Pantry

Essay

 

Finalist: Brodie Carr

School: South Putnam Middle School

Teacher: Ms. Laser

Philanthropist: Allen & Peg Royer

Philanthropy: Putnam County 4-H Archery Club

Essay

 

Finalist: Porchea Evans

School: South Putnam Middle School

Teacher: Ms. Laser

Philanthropist: Cindy Baxter

Philanthropy: Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry

Essay

 

Finalist: Elleanor Jones

School: North Putnam Middle School

Teacher: Mrs. Trent

Philanthropist: Michael Hartley

Philanthropy: Beyond Homeless Incorporated

Essay

 

Finalist: Julia Lofaro

School: Greencastle Middle School

Teacher: Ms. Stout

Philanthropist: Mark Sheppard

Philanthropy: Humane Society of Putnam County

Essay

 

Finalist: Abigail Nees

School: Cloverdale Middle School

Teacher: Ms. Mosley

Philanthropist: Steve Caulkins

Philanthropy: Soul Harvest Church Missions

Essay

 

Finalist: Levi O'Neal

School: North Putnam Middle School

Teacher: Mrs. Trent

Philanthropist: Justin Sherwin

Philanthropy: Humane Society of Putnam County

Essay

 

Finalist: Maria Serapio

School: Greencastle Middle School

Teacher: Ms. Stout

Philanthropist: Veronica Brian

Philanthropy: Humane Society of Putnam County

Essay

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