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Local Seaford High School Senior Wins National Essay Contest

Teen's essay written to honor 125th anniversary of Lady Liberty; stands out among more than 1,400 entries from across America

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (November 2, 2011) For many Americans, the Statue of Liberty represents limitless opportunities and a chance to make dreams come true. In that same spirit, Turkey Hill Dairy created the Lady Liberty Essay Contest, which asked middle school and high school students a simple question: What does liberty mean to you?

After receiving more than 1,400 entries, Turkey Hill Dairy is pleased to name Ethan Lindor of Seaford as one of two $5,000 scholarship winners for his essay, "Liberty and Justice for All." The contest was held as part of Turkey Hill's year-long celebration of Lady Liberty's 125th anniversary.

"We are proud of the several hundred students from across this great nation who took the time to submit their own personal essay on 'liberty,'" said Quintin Frey, President of Turkey Hill Dairy and the grandson of its founder. "It was hard to choose only two winners, but Ethan's was one submission that stood out among the rest."

A homeschooled senior, Linder wrote that, to him, the definition of "liberty" is more than just mere words: "Liberty is the very fiber, the invisible hand that shapes our nation into what it should be. It allows us to reach great heights as individuals, but even greater heights as a nation."

"Turkey Hill has confirmed what my wife and I have felt for a long while ... that Ethan is a very gifted communicator and student," said Linder's father, C. Scott Linder.

"We wish Ethan the best in the future as he graduates this spring and continues his education in religious studies," said Frey. "Turkey Hill is grateful for the opportunity to showcase his talent as a writer."

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