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Silas Reid, 4th Grader at Bethel Elementary wins Papa John’s Pizza essay contest

Papa John’s of the upstate holds an essay contest every year in honor of teacher appreciation week. All children from kindergarten to 12th grade are invited to participate. The students were asked to write an essay about their favorite teacher or a teacher that has made an impact on their life. Silas Reid chose to write his about his 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Penny Knight. His letter explains it all.

Mrs. Knight looks on as Papa John’s representative Beth Smith takes a photo of the essay winner
Silas Reid with Mrs. Penny Knight

He had some struggles in 2nd grade and was home schooled in the second half of the year. With the anticipation of 3rd grade, we prayed and hoped for Silas to be placed with the right teacher and the good Lord delivered.
Silas flourished in her class and I loved seeing him come home excited to tell me about his day. I enjoyed being in the classroom and going on field trips and watching the way Mrs. Knight interacted with her students.

Four student letters were chosen in all of Greenville County. They are split into certain age categories. Silas was chosen for 2nd-5th grade. His teacher, Mrs. Knight received a plaque, class pizza party and a year of free pizza. Silas also received a year of free pizza and a pizza party for his current 4th grade class.

Editors note: Bethel ES has a Simpsonville postal address but is located in Mauldin ♦

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