Nearly 3,000 essays later, the Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce the winners of our first ever “Why I’m Thankful for my Teacher” essay contest. After reading thousands of poignant, honest essays (with lots of smiles and a few tears), three stories stole our hearts. We are thrilled to introduce Hallie Humes, a second grader at Crump Elementary School and the winner of our kindergarten through third-grade category. Read on and step into Hallie’s favorite classroom at Crump Elementary in Memphis.
By Hallie Humes, Second Grade, Crump Elementary School
Ms. Latiker Davis is a second-grade teacher at Crump Elementary in Shelby County Schools.