Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Write to Win as Dollar General's Every Day Heroes Program Honors Schools and Teachers {Procter & Gamble Prize Pack Giveaway}

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When you hear the word Hero, what (or who) do you think of? Members of our military who fight for our country's freedom? Someone you know who has battled an illness? Or simply a friend who has been there for you through thick and thin?

No matter what your personal definition consists of, Dollar General's Every Day Heroes program has been honoring community heroes all throughout the year. From firemen to veterans to caregivers, this campaign has put the spotlight on groups of people that deserve plenty of thanks and recognition.

Considering how important they are to our lives, I couldn't have been happier to hear that throughout the month of September, Dollar General has teamed up with Procter & Gamble to celebrate schools and honor those that are near and dear to us right now: teachers.

Dollar General Every Day Heroes

While we all appreciate the importance of the schools in our communities, Dollar General has taken things further and is offering the opportunity show support by winning money for your school through its Write to Win Essay Contest.

Dollar General Write To Win Essay Contest

The process is simple! Entrants (ages 21+) just visit the contest website to submit a brief essay about why their school deserves to win. Judges will select the three winning essays and the schools mentioned in those essays will win $10,000 each!

At the same time, you can enter to win a prize for yourself, as your purchase of participating P&G products or Back to School Supplies just might win you a $500 gift card!

Write to Win sweepstakes

So, what makes your child's school special? Or his/her teacher a hero? Let Dollar General know and you might end up doing more than simply making them proud — you might win them a cash prize that they'll gladly put to use! But hurry, this contest ends on September 23rd, so don't miss your opportunity to show just how much your school means to you.

Thanks to the generosity of Procter & Gamble, one person will get to enjoy a sampling of products that help with school and every day life, because...

One lucky person will win a Dollar General P&G Prize Pack*!

P&G Prize Pack giveaway
*Prize Pack contains a Dollar General cosmetic bag with samples of Tide PODS, Cascade Action Pacs, Ultra Downy, Prilosec OTC and Scope Outlast mouthwash, as well as a Dollar General reusable sandwich container

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to Procter & Gamble for providing Dollar General P&G Prize Pack for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Melissa said...

My fav school memory was a ski trip in 4th grade.

rookieabh said...

Our senior trip to Baltimore and took a dinner cruise :)

lorialcorn2006 said...

wow that's a real hard question I did not have many I was the one everyone picked on because my clothes were not the latest fashion and I was not very pretty. I actually cant think of anytime when I had fun in school when I was a kid but I guess I had fun when I went to tech school when I was in my 20s

ericrachelringer said...

My favorite memory from school would be participating in afterschool clubs.

wigget said...

hanging out with friends in our science classroom

mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite memory is a trip to France

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julie c said...

After school sports

jessica said...

i remember the last day of school shaving cream fights!

jek9880 at gmail dot com

Punked Mom said...

Taking my pink jump rope to school in second grade

Julie Rupert said...

Our 6th grade trip to Six Flags. julierupert@gmail.com

psnyder said...

My favorite memory is walking to school with the neighborhood kids!! grammypenny@frontier.com

debbie said...

I got to go on stage and meet the Harlem Globetrotters when they came to my school.

Anonymous said...

Art class was a great experience for me...
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Peggy Rydzewski said...

we have movie day once a year with the sale of popcorn and penny candy

Auri Lae said...

Being in the school play in first grade! I was a leopard :)

scottsgal said...

senior trip to Florida

Jennifer said...

In 3rd grade we made quilts to donate

(jen487@hotmail.com)

debijackson said...

attending state science fair is my best memory debbie jackson
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'll always remember my senior year when I was elected as a state officer for FHA. I so enjoyed traveling and speaking in other schools.

cgentry1952@yahoo.com

Think about it said...

my favorite is when we went to chicago on a art class trip. very fun...


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Jessica Anderson said...

My favorite school memory is when we went to Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat for Drama Club my Junior year.

captainliss40 said...

My favorite memories are the first days of every school year. I was always so excited to pick out my new outfit and see my friends again! captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

s said...

Cookie day in kindergarten.

Tracy said...

I remember field day it was really fun.

AngelWinner said...

My favorite school memory was making a special leaf scrapbook...we had to discover and find 20 different leaves in the woods near the school and at home.

Marti Parks said...

My favorite memory from school was graduating.

CindyWindy2003 said...

favorite memory was marching band trips and football games, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

Brett Monster said...

My favorite memory of school was getting out for the summer!

Allyson Bossie said...

I think my favorite memories revolved around national competitions because I got to travel to so many states!

allyson dot bossie at gmail dot com

Kat Heartscats said...

I loved going on field trips every year

Anonymous said...

going to the football games on friday night

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

My dad was in the Army, so I remember my mom always walking me to school from the military housing to school
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

clc408 said...

My favorite memory is of the high school dances. They were so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Well, a LOT of my school memories were not actually pleasant! LOL I really really hated the social part. Kids ARE cruel!! I loved reading, geography, history. Biology too. But it was good to finally be OUT of school.

Spacemonkey907 (at) yahoo.com

Sarah said...

My favorite memory was playing Pocahontas in an elementary school play.

PATRICIA H. said...

My favorite trip was to Washington D.C. to see the sights in 6th grade.

shirley fin said...

prom night

Anonymous said...

Meeting my best friend
Michelle f
Macilove53@yahoo.com

Stephanie Phelps said...

My favorite memory was when I went to Washington DC with the JROTC to walk thru the White House and all the fantastic museums.

Amy V said...

favorite memory-when zoologists brought in cool animals/reptiles

Sarah Hall said...

My favorite memories are of the first day of school and smelling all the new paint and new materials.

Stacy said...

I have many great memories from being in the band, but one of my favorites was the year we went to Toronto for a competition (which we won!). It was a long bus trip from FL to Canada, but it was so much fun and it was my first time leaving the country.

skipthelaundry said...

Helping my teacher do a bulletin board in 3rd grade for Christmas.
amber porter

heatherway30@yahoo.com said...

My favorite memory was the game, heads up seven up!

Dave said...

Catalina Island-6th grade trip. lots of good memories from school--hard tp pick just one

Anonymous said...

4th grade end of year pool party it was also my birthday!!

rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

ham123 said...

going to football games freshman year

apple blossom said...

being a brownie girl scout

Jana Schlosser said...

Doing flips off the monkey bars at recess!

Anonymous said...

When I was in 3rd grade I make
3 friends Julie, Debbie and Kim
it is many many many years later
and we are still best friends.
It was the best memory from my
school.
Cathy Truman
kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

PAIGE said...

My favorite memory was the field trip to the Art Museum in 4th grade.
elysesw@aol.com

ann said...

In 6th grade cause I liked my teacher and we learned the basics for French. Lots of friends

AmandaG said...

We got to go on a camping trip in the 4th grade---that was so fun!

llinda29 said...

I use to love the field trips

Ciara B. said...

my favorite was when we went on a school trip to washington dc

cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

sweepmom said...

I remember my third grade teacher driving me home for her parent teacher conference. I felt so special. This is something she did for every kid in the class. She would take several kids home each night. Don't think they could get away with doing that now.

camp3369 said...

my senior cruise
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Carole Ingram said...

SOme of my favorite memories from school was when we have an organized sky event :) We had some awesome time going to sky all together, quite some hilarious falls too! I miss those days where I had no worries :)

Kathy Davis said...

My favorite memory was playing Mrs. Santa Claus in the 3rd grade play in 1957. My mom made my costume and I even had a solo.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Mirm said...

in 3rd grade - sitting and chatting with my friends during our recess

Tanya White said...

My favorite memory was in Kindergarten because I was making friends for the first time.

ehhogan said...

recess!

Growl Tiger said...

I loved our field trip to Monticello

Kayla said...

I loved art class!

Melissa Scoville said...

my school band trip to new york

Stephanie said...

My favorite school memory was Senor Skip Day when the whole senor class went on a floating trip in the mountains instead of going to school on a Friday!
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jcwega27 said...

meeting my best friend
jessicawedwards@gmail.com

Amee W. said...

My favorite memory was performing a dance I made up with 4 other classmates to the "Lollipop" song. We practiced so much and were so nervous on the evening of our Talent Night, but we all did great. We received the loudest applause. I still know all the lyrics to that song to this day, and still remember some of the dance moves :)

Terri C. McMillan said...

Field trips were always fun!

CHRIS said...

H.S. FOOTBALL ALL THE WAY!!

Leann said...

Frankly I can't think of one right at the moment.. i was not a fan of school. chefl@swbell.net

Anonymous said...

reading and helping the teacher

Tamara Wischmeier said...

When I was in the 3rd grade, 3 boy's would lay in wait and throw gardener snakes at me and I would run home crying, I told my dad and he helped me to gather a big bucket of snakes, put a lid on it and then hid it in the bushes on the path to school, then told me to leave class early with a permission slip of course. I hid in waiting for these 3 boys, as they pasted by took of the lid and ran up be hind them dumping the snakes on them, they screamed like little girls and ran home crying. I laughed so hard that I had peed my pants..to this day it still makes me laugh,

Kathy Davis said...

FB fan as Kathy Newsom Davis
Kathy Davis
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STF said...

My 1st day of school-My Teacher Mrs Reed let me lead (holding hands) our class out to recess...loved her!

sheilatf52 at yahoo dot com

Jammie Morey said...

when we stayed all night at the school we were in 8th grade, we had a blast.

jbmthill said...

Being on the varsity girls basketball team!
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jbmthill

Linda W. said...

I didn't have great experiences in school from Kindergarten on- i was picked on a lot. Not my favorite years all the way to college.

Rebecca O said...

Reading lots of books and taking Accelerated Reader tests on them to earn points for prizes!!

Michelle S. said...

Dressing up for Halloween in Elementary school

Stephanie said...

Having my grandma come for grandparents day!

Re said...

i remember playing with my little possee of 3 other gfs ..the 4 of us were inseparable.

petchk79 said...

My favorite memory of grade school was pretending we were princesses on the playground.
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Jerri Davis said...

High School Prom. Thank you. Jerri Davis

slehan said...

When I was elected Senior class treasurer.
Thanks for the contest.

Natalie Finch said...

My favorite memory was our Senior Class Picnic, hanging out with my class at a local park and playing softball.

Selinda said...

My senior year I took a Nursery School class where we taught nursery school for two class periods each day! Great memories!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

recess during the elementary school years - little pockets of time when you got to run around and let out what you can in between learning & sitting still...
timgus at cox dot net

Chris M said...

If we cleaned our plates in third grade we could go back for more. A buddy and I went back eleven times for the beef stew. SO GOOD...so sick.

Janna Johnson said...

sleepin in class

sara ford said...

when I won a hot air balloon ride out of the whole school I was in 4th grade and the school when up to 6th pretty cool right

Tiffany Christie said...

I loved playing on the monkey bars at recess.

Stevie said...

Performing with the bandfront & our trip to VA beach

pinktaz60 said...

Betsy Rubendall Barnes
pinktaz60@hotmail.com

One of my school memories is when I was in the 8th grade and our after school girls basketball team were champs in the district! I was thrilled :)

kelley said...

winning 1st in spelling bee

cbowlingtn said...

Winning my first blue ribbon in 4H for my apple pie

mahnrafjtb said...

I remember going to Washington D.C. with the band. that was fun.
btjfarnham at yahoo dot com

Allison Downes said...

I didnt like school because I got bullied so no good memories for me :(

Thanks for the great giveaway!

randy fulgham said...

MY BEST MEMORY WAS WHEN I WAS A SENOIR IN HIGH SCHOOL,I WAS IN LOVE I THOUGHT WITH THE HISTORY TEACHER...

Nancy Brumfield said...

My best memory was being the star of the track team. I still hold 2 of my records 20 some years later.

Kelly Massman said...

making a journal about nature; thanks kmassman gmail

Angela Marion said...

I remember doing a mock election on an old Apple pc. Fun times!

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rhonjerm said...

Hanging with friends!!

clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

susie said...

when I played a duet with my fav. music teacher.

Darcie Decided said...

Winning the spelling bee in 3rd grade!

Leah Baird said...

My favorite memory is when I was in Jack and the bean stock in 2nd grade.

lilyk said...

My favorite memory was taking a zookeeping class.

Allison said...

I have a lot of good memories of running cross country in high school. Going to invitational meets was especially fun.

one frugal lady said...

My second grade teacher was awesome! We are still in touch!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Elizabeth said...

I was homeschooled, but I always liked field trip days. We used to visit a living history farm that I loved. I went on to major in history in college. :)

lisa said...

loved field trips

Jennifer said...

Lol...the day I finally graduated:)

MomLovesDeals said...

I love my graduation!

Karen F said...

My best friends were identical twins since before pre-school so school was fun cause I could tell them apart while others could not

LesleyfromWI said...

My favorite memory was being in a play!

Terri P said...

Graduation from 8th Grade at St. Michael's -- NO MORE NUNS! :)

Terri P
pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

Living, Learning, Eating said...

My 5th grade overnight field trip to DC was awesome!

Theresa said...

My trip to England in high school

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tiacarter said...

WINNING THE SPELLING BEE

Renea Greathouse said...

school trips and recess were some of my fav memories. lol

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sue said...

One of my favorite memories are the pogo sticking contests we used to have at recesse. I loved that! Thanks for the chance.

Jaysa Hursa said...

My favorite school memory was after school play practice

Anonymous said...

Going on Class Trips rkmarshataoldotcom

Anonymous said...

Going on Class Trips rkmarshataoldotcom

Michele P. said...

one of my favorite memories was getting into an argument with one of my 4th grade classmates on the playground. The teachers stuck us together and we ended up being great friends and she is my hairstylist today lol.

sparkedcat said...

I remember when I got my first love note in second grade.

luckynordberg said...

My favorite memory would be the freshman dance where my friends and I were in charge of decorations!

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MELINA said...

in fourth grade my teacher took me to the circus

polly said...

senior year and we flew to disneyland for graduation-was so much fun!

dfraley3 said...

Getting to sell soft pretzels during lunch period in 6th grade.

Roy F. said...

The time we went on a field trip to the Jet Propulsion Lab.

Anonymous said...

I received my first kiss from a longtime friend who was drafted into the Army and going to Vietnam. It was in front of my locker and I'll never forget that magical moment!

Bshaw75015@aol.com

Tamar said...

I loved being in the gifted program. Such fun projects.

Savingwith Saveone said...

My favorite memory is when they would serve my favorite food in the cafeteria lol. or when we'd go on field trips or do art projects and have raffles.

chavonne.harvey@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Sitting under my friends sunlamp the night before we took a civics class trip to the capital of our state.

bowlinsuzy(at)yahoo.com

FireRunner2379 said...

I was a sophomore and I saw my future wife for the first time in homeroom!

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

winning a book fair contest and getting to meet lou rawls of Where the Red Fern Grows fame!

Jan Messali said...

Winning the spelling bee is one of my favorite memories.

K. Geller said...

Meeting my kindergarten teacher's baby.

Christy Maurer said...

I loved playing in the Kindergarten room while my mom was in the PTA meetings!

ellen_levickis said...

my first day of kindergarten, walked from our restaurant to the school a block and a half away and walking up the gently sloping hill to the big square brick building i rode my bike to nearly every day for years to play on the swings and monkey bars and that day finally going to school!

Anonymous said...

My best memory was going on Future Business Leader of America trips. I placed in business communication all the time. :D'

lece.reynolds@yahoo.com

Kate Fuller said...

When I was in first grade, my teacher took our class to a recording studio and we recorded a CD of songs we'd been practicing. It was very cool.

kelly willis said...

my birhday in 10th grade and all my freinds decorated it you could see it a mile away
kelly willis
kellycurtis@rocketmail.com

latanya t said...

being a cheerleader

Christina said...

I really enjoyed getting in-school as crazy as it seems, it was just interesting because the guy who looked after us was such a character and he would play the most odd music and always look nonchalant lol

Gianna said...

When it was done!

cheryl bowman said...

playing out in the snow at recess in elementary school

Anonymous said...

school picnic

Daniel M said...

i drew a big map of africa using the lat n long lines and it won a award for best project - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

adrienne warren said...

my first day at school in kinder garden, it rather set the tone for the rest of my schooling. Can't say I look back on school with any fondness.
“So you’re the little bastard.” My classroom heckler has an older brother, a fifth grader. I am surrounded by a circle of it would seem almost every kid in the playground all pushing for a place to get the best view of the first official beat down of the school year. The word bastard is picked up and passed around the circle in scandalized giggles.
“What’s a bastard?”
“It means you don’t know who your father is.” He smirked and the circle laughed.
“Oh, well than I’m not a bastard. I know who my father is just not where he is.” Needless to say neither the older boy nor the gathered circle were at all impressed with hair splitting semantics.
The older boy said something about my mother and sailors which everyone thought very funny. My uncle was in the Merchant Marines at the time, but what this had to do with my mother I had no idea.
I was pushed from behind. Not expecting it, I stumbled and fell scraping my knee.
“Oh look the baby’s going to cry.”
I stood facing the older boy, the ring leader. I was pushed from behind. This time I was expecting it.
I stepped into the force of the push and with both hands gripping the handle of my Jose and the pussy cats lunch box I swung.
My lunch box connected with the older boys temple with a loud thunk. In a move reminiscent of cartoon pratfalls he spun halfway round and fell to the ground.
There was a collective intake of breath at this surprising turn of events. I stood there clutching my lunch box.
“Does anyone else want to push me?”

Samii Alexxis said...

Playing MTG at lunchtime

Allison (Allie Lanc) said...

My favorite memory, sadly, is hanging out with my first "love" in school between classes...lol. Actually another favorite memory is of my FAVORITE teacher in high school...she was so cool and such a great teacher!

C and C girl said...

My favorite memory is when my and my friends went college scouting in 12th grade. That was my first solo trip without the parents and I had a blast in DC

shelby brigham said...

My favorite memory was kindergarden because we used to play jump rope and story time and it was fun

melissa griffith said...

My favorite memory would be performing in "Grease" in HS.

Amanda said...

My favorite memory was the 3rd grade during Christmas. Our teacher had someone dressed like Rudolph and Santa come in!
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Nancy said...

I shook hands and conversed with the President of the United States!

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

tattwo said...

Every year my favorite thing to do was pick my school supplies and my 2nd and 4th grade teachers were the BEST.

taralieb said...

My fav memory from school is remembering all the fun I had playing with my friends at recess in gread school

ferriz said...

pep squad in 6th grade. we felt like big kids.

dani marie

ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

won said...

My favorite memory is being named editor of the high school yearbook.

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Christine Jessamine said...

my favorite elementary school memories were playing at recess with my friends

Sadie said...

My favorite memory was field trips with our entire class.

carole said...

graduation day from high school

RJ said...

Hubert H. Humphrey came to our school. We all got HHH pins to wear.

bettycd said...

Loved the end of year school picnics. My kids have end of year sports days which are similar.

Randominities said...

My favorite memory? I liked cosmetology class.

Amy D said...

Field trips!

Yona Williams said...

I loved going to track practice - I don't think I ever dreaded it. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

Anonymous said...

I remember many of the wonderful stories my 2nd grade teacher would read.

Desiree Dunbar
desireedunbar@hotmail.com

yellowlabs said...

Winning a contest for reading the most books in 6th grade

Sonya said...

Watching the class clown mess with things while the teacher wasn't looking

Lisa Pecora said...

I loved the days when they had grilled cheese for lunch. The grilled cheese was SO good, and they always made too much of it and handed the rest out free at the end of the lunch hour.

corey1971 said...

When my 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Walters, actually got me to believe I was smart! (Corey Olomon)(CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

kathy pease said...

my favorite memory was graduation and how proud my mother was :)

clynsg said...

My favorite memory was a junior class trip--something sticks in your mind about holding $1 million dollars at the Federal Reserve. Must admit they kept a close eye on me though!

cgclynsg0 @ gmail dot com

Nickolay said...

My favorite memory was always the 1st day!

Nicole said...

In High School Marching Band, being in the Detroit Thanksgiving Day parade!

Erica Muddled said...

It's hard to think back so far!!! :) I remember being on the school newspaper in elementary school and remember writing a paper called life in the slow lane... I was so proud of that. I wonder if my mom still has a copy of that!

Sandy V. said...

Getting to go on field trips was always fun.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Don't really have any favorite school memories except for the teachers - I had some really great funny teachers

annabella @ centurytel dot net

Brandi Hogg said...

Watching the thespians perform

susan1215 said...

Playing with my friends at recess

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Erica C. said...

I loved field trips.
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Teresa Thompson said...

Cheerleading with my friends.

Denise S. said...

Lunchtime with my best friend in high school.

Whitney said...

My favorite memories are playing on the tire swing with my best friend (still my best friend today) in elementary school.
walindeman at gmail dot com

Lana Bradstream said...

My friends threw a surprise birthday party for me at the beginning of class

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Sarah S said...

I loved chasing butterflies with my best friend in first grade. s2inamug at aim dot com

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Loved my 6th grade teacher. he wa scary but soon we realized his bark was worse than his bite
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Jessica said...

My favorite memories are eating lunch with my best friends every day
jjak2003 at gmail dot com

ltlbitone said...

My favorite memory was after school, when I came home my dog was sitting waiting for me at the door always!!

ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

Lisa's Free Stuff said...

My favorite school memory was high school graduation

Colleen said...

When I was in 11th grade I nominated one of my teacher's for an award and she won. I was standing in the lunch line and she ran across the cafeteria to hug and thank me.

emchelly77 said...

i loved shopping for school supplies! the new pens and paper! I loved getting a new trapperkeeper! But most of all i loved getting a new planner! I still love buying a planner every year!

Jennifer said...

My favorite memory was making the all-state band in high school.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Emily Reviews said...

in 8th grade when we ewnt on a field trip to chicago for a couple days

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Vikkilyn said...

My senior year in high school, I received a letter in Choir and a 500 dollar scholarship. I was so proud of myself and will never forget it!

vikki,billings@yahoo.com

Kathleen M Smith said...

The first time I made the honor roll

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