Lauren Kyanka and Sophie Ackerman, students at Summit Lakes Middle School, captured awards in the school’s essay contest, co-sponsored by the school’s business partner, Arvest Bank. Students were asked to write a essay of 500 words or less based on this prompt: “How has music affected who I am and will become?”
Lauren was the seventh-grade winner, and Sophie was the eighth-grade winner. The winning students each received two tickets to “Hip Hop Nutcracker,” performed Dec. 10 at the Midland.
Judges for the essay contest included the SLMS Partners In Education Committee and music educators.
Lauren Kyanka (left) and Sophie Ackerman won the SLMS essay contest.