Congratulations to the 2022 Sheri Capehart Animal Essay Contest Winners
By Animal Services
Posted on February 15, 2022, February 15, 2022

Congratulations to all 2022 Sheri Capehart Animal Essay Contest winners! Excitement was in the air as former Mayor Pro Tempore and Council member Sheri Capehart with contest sponsors and city staff visited seven schools announcing this year’s contest winners on February 11.

A total of 12 talented third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders were recognized for their winning essays. Mary Moore and Wood Elementary schools led with producing the most winning student essays.

The contest, implemented in 2001, is designed to promote responsible pet ownership and is open to students who reside in Arlington and attend public, charter, and home schools in the city limits.

Click here to read the winning essays or click the links below.

This year's winners are:

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?

Visit the gallery of photos from the school visits announcing the awards.

Sponsors for this year’s essay contest were Spring Creek Barbeque, EECU, University of Texas at Arlington TRIO Pre-College Programs, Sheri Capehart, and Arlington Animal Services.

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