Students from Morton Grove were asked to write an essay on “What Makes Morton Grove Special.” Congratulations to the winners of Light Up the Park annual essay contestants. Click the links below to read their essays.

Amelia Fullerton is a sixth grader at Park View Elementary School District 70. Amelia loves reading, writing, science, and math. Amelia enjoys sports and plays basketball and volleyball for Park View, volleyball and soccer for the Morton Grove Park District, and dances competitively for Kaleidoscope Dance Company in Skokie. She does not like her food to touch each other, yogurt parfait from the school cafeteria, or doing laundry, lol! Amelia is proud of her heritage as a Jamaican, Puerto Rican, and German young lady, and she loves to travel and swim in pools and oceans across the Caribbean and Latin America. She loves her family very much, especially her little sister Reina and baby brother Fabian. Click here to read her essay.

Colleen Lombardo is a sixth grader at Park View Elementary School District 70. Colleen is athletic and plays on the Parkview Volleyball and Basketball teams. She plays soccer and is an avid runner. She loves reading and crafts and cats!
Click here to read her essay.

Kate Lombardo is a fourth grader at Park View Elementary School District 70. Kate plays basketball, loves making projects with clay, loves Sloths, loves Girls on the Run, and just completed the fall season with Park View.
Click here to read her essay.

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