Landon Adamson, an Ephrata Intermediate School fifth-grader, is a first-place winner in Celebration 225: The LNP/LancasterOnline Journalism and Design an Ad Contest.
As part of a class assignment that would then be entered into the contest, Landon wrote about his love for football and the challenges he has had to overcome since playing the sport. “I was confident about what I wrote because I tried to include lots of details,” Landon said. He noted his love for practice drills and what skills were necessary to contend with opposing teams. “My mom helped me with editing, mostly with grammar,” he continued. He wrote the two-page essay in approximately one week.
When Landon found out he was a first-place winner he said, “It felt amazing.” He will attend an awards ceremony with his family and teacher Susan Izydorczyk where he will receive a cash award.
Landon’s work will be published in an expanded print edition of the LNP Schools section on Tuesday, May 21. It will also be featured on LancasterOnline.com.