Lily Hillard, a 9th grade student at Butler Intermediate High School, participated in an optional essay writing contest in the fall. The contest was sponsored by The National Garden Club and the theme was “Challenges in Preserving Our Natural Habitat.”
The local garden club that sponsored Lily's entry was the Tusca Ridge Garden Club. Lily's essay advanced to the state level of competition, where she placed fourth. Lily was awarded a certificate from the state and $100 from Tusca Ridge Garden Club.