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EDCOE Charter Students Receive Regional and National Honors for their Writing

The El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE) Charter students recently received National, Regional, and Local awards for their exceptional writing at a dinner hosted by the Fleet Reserve Association.  Each year, the Reserve sponsors a writing contest for 7-12th grade students to promote the spirit of American patriotism among our country’s youth.  

Embracing this year's writing theme, What Memorial Day Means to Me, the Charter students showcased their skills and came away with several awards.  Macey Deruell, a sophomore at Charter University Prep, won first place at the National level, while Hannah Frost, eighth grade, secured third place.  At the Regional level, Senior Juliana Eggert, won first place, and eighth grade student, Abriana Stewart, placed second.  Elyse Johnson, a Junior, won third place at the Local level.

Teachers WilleJune Eggert and Cherri Whiteley, who guided the students’ efforts, are two of the many EDCOE Charter educators who are passionate about providing rigorous and engaging curriculum that boost each student’s potential.  “We take great pride in seeing our students use and apply relevant and effective communication skills,” noted Principal Mike Harris. “Our students gain confidence, and it helps them transition seamlessly into college and career opportunities, which are key priorities for the Charter Alternative Programs.”

For more information regarding the EDCOE Charter programs operated by the El Dorado County Office of Education, visit our website at charter.edcoe.org or by calling (530) 295-2259.  

Photo:  Distinguished students at Charter University Prep are recognized for their gifted writing at a dinner hosted by the Fleet Reserve Association.  Left to right:  WilleJune Eggert, Hannah Frost, Julianna Eggert, Abriana Steward, Bud Sweet, Elise Johnson, Macey Deruelle, & Cherri Whiteley   

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