Brycin McCray Huckeba, a student with Mrs. Barber's fourth grade class, wrote the following first-place essay.


If I had to leave Franklin County, Florida, I would be horrified. The three things I would miss most would be the wildlife, my wonderful helping community, last but not least my family.

The beautiful , wonderful wildlife is the first thing I want to talk about. Man, have you seen it? The deer, bear, and tiny tweeting birds I love so much. Don't forget the lemony yellow sunflowers, and the snow white daisies. All of those wonderful things about the wild life of Franklin County, Florida are true.

The next thing is that there is a courteous, helping community. They help you out when there's a power outage, or a tree might have fallen on your house and people would come, and when you're in a pickle they would come. I would not leave that behind. I feel relaxed around them. My face would be pepper red if I had to go away from Franklin County.

We are at the last thing that I would miss about Franklin County... my family, my Mom, Dad, brother, sister, PaPa, and Grandma. I can't leave them behind-they're so kind. My Mom cooks, takes care of us, and my Dad works. My brother supports me. My sister does nothing for me. But I don't care, I won't ever trade Franklin County.

That's all I have to say. Those are the three things I would miss. Bam!

The wild life. Zap! The community. Kapow! My family! But if I had to move away, yeah I would miss Franklin County. But you get what you get and don't pitch a fit.