Sunday October 23rd, 2016 5:43AM

United Way backpack drive a success; Summer Scholars essay winners announced

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - United Way of Hall County has declared its annual pre-school Adopt-A-Backpack campaign a success and announced winners of its annual Summer Scholars essay contest.

Officials say they had so many companies and individuals participate this year that every Hall County and Gainesville City school was able to receive a number of pre-filled backpacks. Members of the agency's Young Leaders Society delivered more than 300 backpacks to the schools the week before students started arriving.

Winners of the essay contest are: Margarita Corona, Summer Stone, and Maria Jaimes.

Read more about the Adopt-A-Backpack campaign and the essay contest winners by clicking on the link below.
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