The Geauga County Auditor’s Office announced last week Evelyn Kraemer, a fifth- grader at Kenston Intermediate School, and her dog, Kenzie, as the winners of its 2023 No. 1 Dog Essay contest.
The auditor’s office, which issues dog licenses, determines the No. 1 Dog each year based on an essay written by any fourth- or fifth-grader in the county. The essays are read by a panel of judges, and the winner will receive dog-tag No. 1 for their dog and the title of No. 1 Dog in Geauga County.
Auditor Charles Walder presented Evelyn and Kenzie with the No. 1 Dog tag and certificate. He also presented gifts to Evelyn and made a donation to her teacher to put toward a class project.
“The auditor’s office received numerous essays, and the judging was not easy, but Evelyn’s essay conveys the true loyalty and love for her dog Kenzie,” according to the press release. “Congratulations, Evelyn and Kenzie, and thank you to all of the Geauga County students that entered our contest and shared their dogs’ stories. Coming next from the auditor’s office: a Top Cat contest.”
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