Essay winners recognized

WEIRTON -The Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter of Credit Unions and Mayor George Kondik’s office encouraged area seventh-graders to participate in the state-wide “If I Were Mayor, I Would” essay contest by choosing local winners and giving them a prize of $125 and a plaque.

The winners included Jacob Conley, Weir Middle School; Nadia Korth, St. Joseph the Worker School; and Wesley Noble, St. Paul Catholic School. Chapter President Janet Stagani presented the awards, and the winners were recognized during a recent council meeting.

The contest generated 200 essays from students at all three schools, and those essays have been submitted for state-wide judging in Charleston.

The Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter includes Eagle Can Employees Federal Credit Union, First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union, Hancock School Employees Federal Credit Union, Strip Steel Community Federal Credit Union and Tin Mill Employees Federal Credit Union.