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Should Wild Animals be kept as Pets by Linnea Johnson

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Linnea Johnson, Second Place Grade 3, Branch Elementary Teacher: Kathy Beacock Principal: Hillery Dixon  Should Wild Animals be kept as Pets? Many people think that having a wild animal as a pet is really cool because these animals are really unusual or cute, but there are […]

 
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Conserving Natural Resources by Nicholas York

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Nicholas York, Second Place Grade 5, Coastal Christian School Teacher: Brianna Richardson Principal: Larry Hoekman Hey, it’s me again Nicky York. You might remember me from the “conserving water” essay last year. But this year, I am back from a whole different approach, “conserving our natural […]

 
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Today’s society, Divorce is Becoming a Normal by Alexis R. Weber-Waltz

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Alexis R. Weber-Waltz, Second Place Grade 7, Coastal Christian School Teacher: Misty Sano Principal: Larry Hoekman In today’s society, divorce is becoming a normal thing of life.  Married couples are getting divorced because of many different reasons.  Most divorces have children that are really young and […]

 
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Sophia and the Four Way Test by Astrid Leighton

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Astrid Leighton, Second Place Grade 9, Coastal Christian School Teacher: Alison Limon Principal: Larry Hoekman Sophia walked to school with a smile on her face. She loved school, she loved the teachers, but most of all, she loved the students. As she walked through the school halls, […]

 
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The Four Way Test by Ryan Brennan

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Ryan Brennan, Second Place Grade 12, Coastal Christian School Teacher: Mrs. Alison Limon The Four Way Test Words are astronomically important in today’s society; signs, menus, books, articles, and even this essay, require reading words. Although these facts may seem obvious, unfortunately there are still many […]

 
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4-Way Test by Gesenia Echeverria

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Gesenia Echeverria, Second Place Grade 8, Judkins Middle School Teacher: Miss Christie Richards 4-Way Test For prolonged time, discrimination, oppression, racism, inequality, and other forms of injustice have been present in the world, thus negatively affecting many victims’ lives. To protect the victims of intolerant acts, […]

 
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Woods Humane Society: Helping Homeless Pets by Torsten K. Johnson

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Torsten K. Johnson, Second Place Grade 4, Branch Elementary  School Teacher: Mrs. Debbie Handy Woods Humane Society: Helping Homeless Pets Woods Humane Society is an animal shelter dedicated to helping stray or unwanted animals find a home.  All of the animals that they take in are dogs […]

 
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Wishes Horse Camp by Linnea Johnson

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Linnea Johnson, Second Place Grade 2, Branch Elementary School Teacher: Ms. Jessica Neie Wishes Horse Camp I think the people who run Wishes Horse Camp are a good example of those who follow the four-way test. To start off with, it is fair because while the younger […]

 
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Permanent Repercussions by Leanna Newby

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Leanna Newby, Second Place Grade 11,  Coastal Christian Teacher: Alison Limon Excited, the girl glances at her phone. Unable to see the screen because of the gleaming sun, she moves to the shade of a prodigious oak tree. Two seconds later, she picks up the device again. She […]

 
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4-Way Test by Destinee Meza

The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites Destinee Meza, Second Place Grade 7,  Judkins Middle Teacher: Barbara Babka In AVID, a class that is dedicated to educating kids about college, a common question we are asked is who is your hero? Who inspires you to persevere though your life? My answer would be my grandma, […]

 
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