5th graders win essay contest for college money


RICHMOND, Va (WRIC) — Five elementary students were honored during a special presentation Saturday night at the Richmond Raceway.

The “Better Future Fund,” essay contest awarded the winners money for the student’s college fund.

The goal of the essay contest is to provide educational assistance to Richmond families through fun projects that benefit students and teachers.

8News Anchor Constance Jones presented the students their award.

Each student received $2,000 for their college fund and their schools also received $1,000.

8News is a proud sponsor of this program, along with Papa John’s Pizza, Virginia 529, and the Richmond Raceway.

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