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In Our Community: North Hall Middle School student wins district essay contest
Second Vice President Edith Collins of the Gen. James Longstreet Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy presents a certificate to seventh-grade essay contest winner Ellie Wingate.

Ellie Wingate has been chosen as the winner of the Second District in the United Daughters of the Confederacy’s seventh-grade essay contest.

Ellie’s essay was submitted by the Gen. James Longstreet Chapter of Gainesville. After being selected in the District 2 competition, Ellie will compete in the seventh-grade essay competition for the state.

Ellie is now an eighth-grader at North Hall Middle School and is the daughter of Julie and Tripp Wingate of Gainesville.