Lake Norman Area Students Win Legacy Leadership Academy Essay Contest

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Contact: Ashley Kopp
Legacy Leadership Academy
Phone: 704.761.8379

Lake Norman Area Students Win Legacy Leadership Academy Essay Contest

Huntersville, N.C. (June 12, 2015) – To honor members of our Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice, Legacy Leadership Academy a Lake Norman Private School sponsored a Memorial Day Essay, Poetry, and Art Contest.

This contest was open to students in the Lake Norman area and challenged them to express their thoughts about Memorial Day creatively in either a piece of art, a poem or an essay. The topic of this contest was “Memorial Day, through the eyes of…”

The contest winners from Cornelius Elementary were notified of the results while on a field trip to Washington D.C. where they later participated in the laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Their preparation and research for this contest made their trip to Arlington National Cemetery more meaningful. They gained a greater understanding and appreciation for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

The following are the winners of the first annual Memorial Day Essay, Poetry and Art Contest sponsored by Legacy Leadership Academy. The winning entries for the Essay and Poetry contest can be found at on the Academics Blog portion of the website.

1st place Essay
Melanie P.
Cornelius Elementary

2nd Place Essay
Kylee C.
Cornelius Elementary

3rd Place Essay
Janeth H.
Cornelius Elementary

1st place Poetry
Isabella E.
Cornelius Elementary

2nd place Poetry
Ryan K
Cornelius Elementary

3rd place Poetry
Ismael G
Cornelius Elementary

1st Place Art
Zara S.
Davidson Elementary

And (also 1st place Art)
Dayla W.
Cornelius Elementary

2nd Place Art
Mazie D.
Cornelius Elementary

3rd place Art
Carl O.
Cornelius Elementary

About Legacy Leadership Academy

Legacy Leadership Academy is a new, private school in the Lake Norman area of N.C. that has been founded on Servant Leadership principles guided by proven Gallup Strengths-based talent development and Covey leadership development best practices. Legacy Leadership Academy will utilize the high academic performance focused E.D. Hirsch Core Knowledge curriculum developed at the University of Virginia.

Legacy Leadership Academy will add a middle school for students in grades 6-8 in its second academic year of 2016-2017. Legacy Leadership Academy high school for grades 9-12 will be ready for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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