By Tim O’Malley
Archive newspaper collector Robert Roller, of Yorktown, challenged the Yorktown junior high and high school students to an essay contest and the winner to receive an authentic historical newspaper.
The contest challenge occurred while the newspapers were on display at the YISD auditorium on Oct. 28-30.
Roller said, “If one child can have a love for history then this was worth it. We need people who know the history of this country and be in key positions in this country. They can be lawyers, teachers, or in politics. We need good people in politics.”
Winners of the essay contest in high school: First place, senior Courtney Ludwick; second place, sophomore Claire Robinson; third place, freshman Robin Naranjo. Courtney’s topic was “Today’s newspaper, tomorrow’s text book.”