A City Council Committee read the entries for the annual I Love Portage! essay contest. From the 114 essays submitted, five Winning Essays were selected.
Max Clements – 4th Grade Moorsbridge Elementary
Samantha Lee – 5th Grade Amberly Elementary
Madelyn Peterson – 4th Grade Central Elementary
Leia Shaffer – 3rd Grade Haverhill Elementary
Ann Wang – 3rd Grade Haverhill Elementary
“We very much enjoyed reading the essays of so many Portage students,” commented Mayor Patricia Randall. “These kids did a wonderful job describing all there is to love about the City of Portage.”
As the first-place winners, Max Clements, Samantha Lee, Madelyn Peterson, Leia Shaffer, and Ann Wang will “flip the switch” to light the City Centre holiday display on Saturday, December 7 at 6 PM during the Traditional Holiday and Tree Lighting Celebration.