New Heights students show off writing skills

Representing New Heights Charter School in Stillwater are contest winners Brandon Hales and Luke Bjur in city and statewide spring essay contests.

For the Stillwater Rotary Club essay contest, Hales joined ninth graders from across the community in writing about personal heroes. Brandon was one of four students who were named a contest winner, taking home an honorable mention.

Writing about a book that changed his life, Bjur’s essay was one of more than 1,850 essays admitted into the 2012 Minnesota Statewide Charter Essay Contest and was one of the few winners.