Friday, January 13, 2012

Essay Winners!

210 essays about The Paper Bag Christmas, and I read every one of them! And eyes need a rest.

But before I step away from the computer, I'd like to thank all of the Student at A.E. Wright middle school for their wonderful insights. You're all amazing, and I'm thrilled that you are finding ways to look beyond yourselves and seek out people to serve and befriend. That's what it's all about!

To say thanks to everyone for their hard work, I've picked out a few students who said something in their essays that touched me in one way or another - either taught me something new, inspired me, or made me chuckle. Those students are (in no particular order).....[drum roll, please].....

- Ellie; Kimball's 4th period class
- Kaylee G., Miller's 5th period class
- Noah W., Miller's 4th period class
- Alissa, Kimball's 3rd period class
- Samantha (Sam), Miller's 4th period class
- Gabriella, Kimball's 2nd period class

I'll be sending signed copies of Sweet Misfortune to each of the above students.



Ms. McDonnell said...

Dear Mr. Milne,

How terrific of you to stay involved with our students and be so dedicated to the message of The Paper Bag Christmas. To relive it every year with a group of new students is truly special, and we appreciate all your wonderful support of our students' efforts.

Happy New Year, and all the best to you and your family.

Pam McDonnell
A.E. Wright Middle School

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr.Milne,

I'm honored that you have chosen me to be an essay winner. I'm glad that my essay spoke to you in one way or another, and glad you enjoyed it. I'm sure I will enjoy your book "Sweet misfortune". Thank you again.

Your friend,

Noah W.

s a n s k u :) said...

Just wanted to let you know that I loved your book Sweet Misfortunes. While I was reading it, I kept thinking that you might be LDS. I noticed that you went to school at BYU. So maybe... Anyways, I'm LDS and sometimes it's hard to find good, clean books to read. So refreshing to read a completely clean book! Thank you! Now I'll have to read your other books too. Keep them comin'!

Helpful Papers said...

It's really pleasant to know that there's someone who cares about students' efforts so sincerely as you do. Take good care!