Brianna Green Life

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Last night, Thurgood Marshall junior Brianna Green attended a banquet in Columbus as one of 28 honorees, 15 of them high school students, in this year’s Ohio Statewide Laws for Life Essay Contest. The competition is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau and coordinated by Ohio Partners in Character Education. Green was the only finalist from Montgomery County. “The essay contest was at the end of last school year,” said Patricia Day, her sophomore year English teacher. “I read the essays over the summer and submitted hers.” Day, a past supervisor of social studies for DPS, had another student winner in the competition, which began in 2001. “I presented the contest to students as extra credit, selected the best entry, and found out in August that Brianna was a winner and the only one in Montgomery County.”…show more content…
“I was very honored but shocked when Mrs. Day told me I was a winner, especially when I heard I was the only one in the county,” said Green, a Hillview resident and the daughter of Tracey Green. “I wrote about different values I have — responsibility, integrity, respect, honesty, loving and caring — then wrote a paragraph on each, using myself as an example.” A concluding paragraph described a house fire her family experienced last year, and how it tested her values. “Even though I wanted to make the person feel bad for starting the fire, I knew I had to maintain my integrity,” she wrote. “Anyone would want to act in a rude, unloving, spiteful way, but this is where my morals were tested.” “It happened in February,” said Green, recalling the fire. “I was at school and Mom was at work, so no one was there but the dog — the hardest part was losing my dog. “They’ve been working on the house since then, and we should be moving back in this week.” As a result of the fire, Green lived with an aunt for a while. “It affected her, but she kept her grades together,” said

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