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Two students win essay contest

Two accomplished students have won a 2009 contest sponsored by the Beverly Lewis Foundation for their essays on the federal monetary policy.

Morgan Phillips and Alicia Hampton wrote winning essays worthy of this recognition. Both students have outstanding academic records and are a shining example of achievement.

Morgan Phillips is the 13-year-old daughter of Craig and Lynn Phillips and granddaughter of Mary and Billy Phillips and Jerry and Joyce Harrison, all of Climax Ga.

Morgan, who attended seventh grade at Hutto Middle School, earned and accomplished several honors and awards this year, which included being named an Honor Student, Outstanding Student Council Service, National Junior Honor Society, Million Word Reader for the 2008-2009 school year, achieved an excellent overall result on her 2009 CRCT test and is a winner of the Beverly Lewis Foundation Essay Contest.

Alicia Hampton is the 14-year-old daughter of Kevin T. and Sonya Hampton and granddaughter of Arnett and Mary Ann Williams of Whigham, Ga.

Alicia attended the eighth grade at Whigham School and maintaining her name on the Honor Roll list. Alicia earned and accomplished the Martha Herring Mathematical Scholarship Award, Sherman Award for African American, honor graduate, passed the CRCT with high scores, presidential award for fiscal fitness, and the academic award for all subjects. She has been an outstanding student and is a 2009 Beverly Lewis Foundation Essay Contest winner.

The two students will each receive a $250 check, and a backpack full of school supplies.