Brawley Inn recently announced the winners of its fifth annual essay contest, "Who is your hometown hero and why."
All students from elementary through high school in the Imperial Valley were invited to participate. Plaques were awarded to all prize winners and certificates to all participants. Grand prize (best essay among the winners of all five groups) earned $500, first prize earned $150, second place earned $100, third place earned $75, fourth place earned $50 and fifth place earned $25.
First place — Karina Miramontes, second grade, Booker T. Washington Elementary School in El Centro
Second place — Danine Amarillas, second grade, Ben Hulse Elementary School in Calexico
Third place — Sarina Pascua, second grade, Washington Elementary
Fourth place — Alfredo Ramirez, second grade, Washington Elementary
Fifth place — Diana Castro, second grade, Washington Elementary
First place — Ana Carolina Pina, fourth grade, St. Mary's Catholic School in El Centro