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Thank You: Brawley Inn essay contest kudos

May 31, 2001

It's hard to imagine that the Brawley Inn has been sponsoring a countywide essay writing contest for four years now!

Mr. Wen Chang, owner, and Alex Salazar, general manager, continue to encourage and support the youth of our Valley. After all this time the judges and I continue to read repeat authors and marvel at their talent and insight as well as their willingness to put pencil to paper and share their thoughts.

The writing efforts and manner in which the students portray their ideas are a credit to the education they have received. I know that the children, teachers, parents and judges join me in thanking the Brawley Inn for its continued community support toward the importance of education.

The judges have been very dedicated and conscientious and without them the task of judging hundreds of entries would be overwhelming. I want to thank Ceci Dial, Hidali Garcia, Gloria Jauregui, Kim Lyall, Becki McChesney and Gene Ritter for their participation and time spent reading and ultimately helping me determine the contest winners.

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On behalf of the judges and myself, we want to thank Mr. Chang, Mr. Salazar, and the Brawley Inn for continuing to value our youth and providing the opportunity to showcase talented, capable, responsible and caring young people.

KARI L. McDANIEL

Brawley Elementary School District

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