2022 Sheri Capehart Animal Essay Winners Awarded
By Carol Weemes, Animal Services
Posted on March 10, 2022, March 10, 2022

Group shot of the 2002 Animal Essay Contest winners

Winners of the 2022 Sheri Capehart Animal Essay Contest were back to being recognized and celebrated in person, downtown Arlington on Tuesday, March 8.

The contest, in its 21st year, is open annually to students who reside in Arlington and attend public, charter, and home schools in the city limits. Former City Council Member Sheri Capehart is an inspiration as a community leader in animal advocacy and student education in responsible pet ownership.

Winning essays this year from third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students were full of creativity with ideas such as collars for cats signifying their unique personalities, to development of apps and gizmos to help animals and shelters in the future, and more.   

Third Grade

Essay Topic: If you could make up a holiday for animals, what holiday would it be and how would you celebrate it?

Fourth Grade

Essay Topic: How do you think animals communicate with people?

Fifth Grade

Essay Topic: If you could make one rule for the world to follow about animals and everyone had to follow it...what would that rule be?

Sixth Grade

Essay Topic: In 2060 how will animal shelters be different than they are today?

Sponsors of the essay contest are Spring Creek Barbeque, EECU, University of Texas at Arlington TRIO Pre-College Programs, Sheri Capehart, and Arlington Animal Services.

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