Dear Ole Dad


by Pam Penfield

For the third year in a row, the Weston County Cow-Belles asked fourth grade students at Newcastle Elementary School to write an essay on why their father should be The Father of the Year. Winners were announced on May 26 during the awards day ceremony. One student’s essay was chosen from each fourth grade class, and then an overall grand-prize winner was chosen from the three. Here are the essays from this year’s winners:

The winner from Mrs. Geisler’s class Thatcher Troftgruben

Many fathers should win the award for “Father of the Year”, but there is one dad who stands out, my dad! I cannot say everything, but I can tell you he teaches a vast amount of things, like snowboarding, swimming, and biking. My first time snowboarding, he taught me to carve, stop, and also how to get my bindings on. He also teaches me to ride a bike, like steering, and stopping without training wheels.


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