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Honorable Mention #3

Honorable Mentions from our Student Essay Contest continue (in no particular order). Read Urmi's essay below, which our judges appreciate for it's clarity and thoughtfulness.

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It is true that it rains in Portland in the winter months. This shouldn’t stop us from walking or biking to school, if we have the proper gear (rain coat and rain boots). It is fun to walk in the rain to school, for two reasons.

 

 1) THE ENJOYMENT OF NATURES BEAUTY

I walk in the rain to enjoy nature’s wonders that only can be seen when it’s raining.  Such as, delicate water droplets upon leaves.

 

2) HAPPINESS OF HELPING THE COMMUNITY

 

I love walking in the rain, since I’m not using the car, which pollutes the air. If people could walk to school, they would help themselves and our world.

Urmi Kumar, 6th grade