Chase Elementary fifth-grader Kaitlyn Bookhultz said being a good citizen means trying to help people of all ages—from children to the elderly—who may need assistance.
The 10-year-old outlined recently what it means to be a good citizen in an essay contest sponsored by state Sen. J.B. Jennings. Her essay stood out among hundreds of other entrants and was recently selected as the grand prize winner of the contest, which was open to any elementary school in District 7, which encompasses parts of Baltimore and Harford counties.
In all, seven schools participated in the contest with each school earning an individual winner. Bookhultz, along with the other individual school winners, will be invited to Annapolis on Feb. 27 to receive a senatorial citation and get a tour of the state senate building.
Jennings visited Chase Elementary on Monday to honor Bookhultz for her accomplishment. She was one of more than 40 students to participate in the contest at Chase, which held an assembly as part of Jennings' visit to the school.
Winners at the other schools honored by Jennings included:
- Olivia Quaranta, Vincent Farm Elementary
- Alyssa Hecht, Kingsville Elementary
- Jaddah Lawson, Hawthorne Elementary
- Michelle Shen, Chapel Hill Elementary
- Jabrea Jones, Glenmar Elementary
- Sydney Powell, Jacksonville Elementary
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