Meghan Ward, a Grant's Lick Elementary 5th grader, was selected as the Campbell County Winner in the "2014-2015 Grandparent of the Year" essay contest sponsored by AARP Kentucky and the Kentucky Retired Teachers' Association (KTRA).
Meghan is among thousands of Kentucky fifth graders who participated in the 14th Annual Essay Competition for 2014-2015. Students submitted essays answering why "My Grandparent should be the AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year" to their 5th grade teachers who selected the school's winner. As a county winner, Meghan receives a framed certificate for her efforts, and the essay will be submitted for district competition. She and other district winners then become eligible to participate in the state finals. In a recognition ceremony the "Grandparent of the Year" and student are honored at the Annual KRTA Convention in Louisville on April 21, 2015. The state winner also receives a $100 award.