|Vol. 17, No. 14||Dec. 11, 1997|
The top award was given to Hail Bennet, who wrote about a flock of ruddy turnstones who stop at Delaware Bay while migrating from South America to the Arctic.
Miles Crowther, who used creativity and imagination to pose as Nate, a red knot shorebird, was awarded second prize.
Chris Norton earned third place with his essay about a ruddy turnstone, appealing to humans to preserve horseshoe crabs, whose eggs are food for shorebirds.
Honorable mentions went to Dylan Betts, Dona Inthaxoum and Jessica Murray.
Frankford teachers Mariann Bunting and Berta Smith helped organize the shorebird essay project for their classes. The fifth graders were all involved in gathering information and carrying out projects involving shorebirds as part of their social studies, science and language arts, according to the teachers.