- Category: School
- Published on 28 February 2017
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
Mount Vernon Junior High School student Cynthia Castillo claimed first place in the District Patriot’s Pen Essay contest and was awarded a an $800 scholarship.
Her essay advanced to state competition, where she was placed in the top 24 out of 7,800 contestants and received another $100. She is in the eighth grade and the daughter of Jose and Camelia Castillo.