Beck Elementary Second Grader Receives Scholastic Grand Prize
Beck Elementary second grader Jordan Evans has been awarded the Scholastic writing contest grand prize for her fictional story TurfMutt and the Outdoor Powers. As part of Scholastic’s writing contest, students were required to write a story to teach the reader about making their backyard green space healthy and safe for plants and animals, as well as use the character pictures provided by Scholastic. Evans was judged on creativity and originality, clarity of the story, character importance and spelling and grammar. Thanks to Evans’ award-winning book, Beck Elementary will receive $5,000 to use toward providing a green space for their school. Prior to the end of the school year, Scholastic will Skype with Beck Elementary to present a virtual check to the school and celebrate Jordan. Her story is featured at www.scholastic.com/turfmutt.