All Sections
action:article | category:NEWHAMPSHIRE09 | adString:NEWHAMPSHIRE09 | zoneID:2
Welcome guest, you have 2 views left. | Register | Sign In


Warner boy wins lottery and speedway essay contest


NORTH SUTTON – The New Hampshire Lottery and New Hampshire Motor Speedway made a surprise visit to Kearsarge Regional Middle School Monday to name sixth-grader James Donohue of Warner the winner of the essay contest "A Hero in Your Life."

James, 11, wrote about his mentor, George Smith of Warner, in his essay "Hometown Hero."

The buddies met through The Friends Program, which runs mentor programs throughout the state.

Since they were brought together through the program, the two have become very close, and James used his essay to talk about the things they have done together as well as what George means to the town as the only person in the Parks and Recreation Department.

"If it weren't for George, the sports fields in my town would not even exist," James wrote. "As you can tell, George has been a great help to me and the town of Warner, because whenever there is something that needs to be done, you can always count on George."

As the essay contest winner, James' school was awarded $2,500 and his class was awarded $500.

James and George won a trip to the N.H. Motor Speedway in a limo this Sunday for the 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

3

Comments


To improve the chance of seeing your comment posted here or published in the New Hampshire Union Leader:

  • Identify yourself. Accounts using fake or incomplete names are suspended regardless of the quality of posts.
  • Say something new, stay on topic, keep it short.
  • Links to outside URLs are discouraged, if used they should be on topic.
  • Avoid comments in bad taste, write well, avoid using all capital letters
  • Don't cite facts about individuals or businesses without providing a means to verify the claim
  • If you see an objectionable comment please click the "Report Abuse" button and be sure to tell us why.

Note: Comments are the opinion of the respective poster and not of the publisher.

Be the first to comment.

Post a comment


You must sign in before you can post comments. If you are experiencing issues with your account please e-mail abuse@unionleader.com.


action:article | category:NEWHAMPSHIRE09 | adString:NEWHAMPSHIRE09 | zoneID:59
     

FOLLOW US
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow our RSS feed
Union Leader app for Apple iPad or Android *
Click to download from Apple Apps StoreClick to download from Android Marketplace
* e-Edition subscription required