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Super Bowl Argument Essay Contest at DMS
Super Bowl Argument Essay Contest at DMS
Depew Union Free School District
Friday, February 10, 2017

Falcons Win! Patriots Win! For the second year in a row, DMS students predicted who would win the Super Bowl in an essay. To promote literacy and writing in the middle school, students in grades 6, 7, and 8 were challenged to write a three paragraph argument essay predicting who will win the Super Bowl and why. 

The idea, created by co-advisors Dawn Thurnherr (grade 6) and Sal Carlino (grade 7), offered students the chance to win one of two $25 Target gift Cards, along with prizes for the runner ups, in the boys and girls divisions. 

The essay required students to make a claim and support it with two pieces of evidence as to why either team will win. Evidence could be anything related to either team, from offensive/defensive prowess, individual player abilities, specific game stats, or even best uniforms or team mascots. The response to the contest was a touchdown, with numerous essays submitted for the chance to reach the endzone and victory! 

The winners were sixth-grader Cassie Borowski and eighth-grader Logan Schwartz.