Winning fourth-grade essay contest a family tradition

One fourth-grade student wrote about how much she loved going to Greenwood’s Freedom Parade as a tribute to Indiana and the seasons.

Another made Indiana into an acronym, highlighting the state’s positive contributions and characteristics. A third mentioned Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health as a reason to love being a Hoosier.

For three years in Indiana’s statewide essay contest, the Poytner family, of Greenwood, have made winning a family tradition.

Emily and Jamie Poytner have both snagged the top spot in the contest. Jamie is the state’s most recent winner. And Jack Poytner placed third when he wrote his essay two years ago.

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