Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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May 9, 2014

Teutopolis, Fourth grade, Mrs. Scott



Gauge Massey

Greatest Mom Ever

I heard about a Mother of the Year award. The good thing about my Mom is that no matter how much my mom, Angie Newlin, works, she always has time for family. I think the judges should choose my mom for Mother of the Year.

Three reasons explain why my mom should be Mother of the Year. She encourages me to play football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. She does that because she knows I want to play a sport when I grow up, so she always cheers me on. No matter what I do, whether I miss a shot or strike out or miss a goal or fumble the ball, mom always supports me. She also plays with me because she knows I need to get better at those sports. When we get at a family reunion in volleyball, we play old against young, and I am on the old side. This is only because she sees that the older kids do not let me have the ball so she makes sure I am on her team.

My mom helps with the things I love, and I help her with the things she loves. I think the judges choose my mom for Mother of the Year. I know for a fact my mom makes me feel very special.

Kobey Newlin

Stephanie, Oh Yeah!

It will be an easy task for me to persuade others about my Mom, Stephanie Niemerg! Try to stop me! I know my Mom would be a prime candidate for Mother of the Year.

First, she is a religion teacher. Every Wed. and Thurs. from 8:05-8:45 she is in my classroom and teaching us. She teaches us as good as an elephant trainer. We play random games from time to time. She never gets to mad at us for doing bad things. Second, she is a very responsible chaperone. She keeps her group all together and in good behavior on most field trips she attends. Yet she still gives us privileges to have some fun. Finally, she volunteers at many places. She does it amazingly well. She encourages my siblings and me to do volunteering, too. She gives us tips from time to time. She lets us do the most fun jobs. These are all the perfect reasons my Mom is amazing.

So, all together she is very informative, responsible and a good volunteer. Please, award my Mom the Mother of the Year honor.

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