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2016

Children’s Essay & Poster Contest

A collection of Port Angeles 3rd Grade entries in the 2016 “What My Home Means to Me” competition. proudly sponsored by The Port Angeles Association of Realtors®

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WHAT MY HOME MEANS TO ME 2016

What My Home Means To Me W HAT MY HOME MEANS TO ME

Is a writing task for Grade Three A poster with their hand drawn art Depicts the place that fills their heart Some write stories, perhaps a poem About the place that they call home Each child’s tale, it’s plain to see Is about their family

They talk about their favorite merit Parents, siblings, a dog, a ferret The things that make them always smile The things they love, the things worthwhile Each home is precious, the bonds are strong Each tells the child that they belong

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It gives them courage as they roam To have the foundation of family, home

We’ve looked them over, each one delightful Choosing the best is a task most frightful But choose we must, the stories best Which ones shine out among the rest We thank the teachers and students all Who put their hearts into the call To tell the world about the place That gives them strength, and peace, and grace For another year, our task is done Here are the best, the ones who won Presented now for you to see “What My Home Means to Me”

Your 2016 “What My Home Means to Me” judges: From Left to right: Kelly Raymond-Sager of Cherry Creek Mortgage Terri Wood of First Federal, Brenda Root of Windermere, Jennifer Holcomb of Windermere, Vonnie McKnight of Cherry Creek Mortgage, Lisa Divelbiss of JACE the Real Estate Company, Joylena Owen of the PDN, Doc Reiss of Town & Country. Not Pictured: Quint Boe of Windermere, Lori Taylor of Umpqua Bank

Port Angeles Association of Realtors® 802 E First, Ste 1, PA 98362 Allstate Insurance, 452-9200 707 East Front St., PA 98362 Armstrong Home Inspections, 683-1362 P.O. Box 568, Carlsborg 98324 Bishop Property Inspections, 683-6778 164 Klahane Rd., Sequim 98382 Bud Williams Inspection Svs., 683-0189 P O Box 1207, Carlsborg, 98324 Caliber Home Loans, 452-4272 601 South Race St., PA 98362 Callis & Associates Insurance, 452-2314 806 South Vine, PA 98362 Cherry Creek Mortgage Company, 452-1200 711 East Front, Ste. B, PA 98362 Clallam Title Company, 457-2000 204 S Lincoln, PA 98362 Clift Mortgage, 457-7654 310 East First St., Ste. 3, PA 98362 Estes Builders, 683-8756 259003 Highway 101, Sequim 98382 Evergreen Home Loans, 477-5863 1115 East Front, Ste. B, PA 98362 First Federal, 417-3223 P O Box 351, PA 98362 Land Title & Escrow Company, 451-0482 402 South Lincoln, PA 98362 North Peninsula Building Association,

452-8160 350 West Washington St., Sequim Olympic Peninsula Title, 457-4451 319-A South Peabody, PA 98362 Penhome Inspections, LLC., 460-3117 1338 West 9th St., PA 98363 Peninsula Daily News, 452-2345 305 E First St., PA 98362 Peninsula Mortgage, 683-2429 720 East Washington, Ste. 106, Sequim 98382 Pioneer 1031 Company, 477-7037 116 West 8th St., Ste. 110, PA 98362 Platt Irwin Law Firm, 457-3327 403 South Peabody, PA 98362 Port of Port Angeles, 417-3427 P O Box 1250, PA 98362 Prime Lending, 461-9841 147 West Washington, Sequim 98382 Ray Gruver State Farm Insurance, 457-4567 210 East 7th, PA 98362 Sound Community Bank, 452-4624 110 North Alder, PA 98362 Wells Fargo Mortgage 901 East Front St., PA 98362 Appraisal Services, 452-6566 Sandra Christianson Clallam Co. Road Dept., 417-2397

Joe Swordmaker Deer Park Appraisals, 775-0995 Jonquille de Chantal-Winters DeJong Residential Appraisals, 683-8855 Ray DeJong First Federal, 457-0461 Lisa Pluard Funston’s Professional Svs, 457-1162 Robert Funston Gates Appraisal, 460-8361 Linda Almaden Gerarde & Associates, 504-2615 Patti Gerarde Halberg Pacific Appraisal Svs, 928-3341 John V Halberg Halberg Pacific Appraisal Svs, 504-2654 Greg Halberg Landsafe Appraisal Svs, 253-620-3568 David Hammon Langston Professional Svs, 582-0714 Phillip Langston Langston Professional Svs, 461-7471 Greg Glasser Lee & Associates, Inc., 452-4169 Austin Lee MK Appraisal, 379-3339 Judith Maves-Klatt McCrorie Carpet One, 457-7500 547 N Oakridge Dr. Port Angeles

Prime Lending, (360) 536-9159 9330 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale American Home Inspection Services, 452-4548 481 North Barr Rd, Port Angeles Port of Port Angeles, 417-3427 P.O. Box 1250, Port Angeles Zimmel Home Inspections 775-0708 172 Arnette, Port Angeles Douglas Appraisal, (501) 278-6416 Tom Douglas Sound Appraisal Group, Inc., 509-5662 Bryan Foreman Western Home Appraisal Services, (206) 883-4015 Mitchell Stephens N & M Enterprises, 681-0865 Nathan Funston Umpqua Bank, 460-6823 1033 east First St., Port Angeles Northwood Appraisal, 452-4815 Kate Hollingsworth NW Regional Appraisal Svs, 253-857-3611 Sarah Nichols Sound Appraisal Group, Inc., 360-692-1127 Jeffrey Harader WA Dept. of Transportation, 360-485.5612 Wm. (Bill) Moody

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he Port Angeles Association of Realtors® (P.A.A.R.) comprises Realtors, Real Estate Brokerage offices, and companies that work directly with real estate transactions. The non-Realtor companies are called “Affiliates.” Collectively, we work together to make your real estate transaction as seam-less as possible.

As an organization we do more that just help people buy and sell properties. We also have a great concern about making Port Angeles the best town it can be to live, work and play. Several times a year we do community service projects, we give out scholarships, we fundraise for charities and social help agencies.

We also host “What My Home Means to Me,” perhaps the most fun event of all, where 3rd graders give us their thoughts on what “home” is. We hope you enjoy the artwork, the thoughts and feelings of these children. It has been our pleasure to bring this event to the community and we look forward to doing so for many years to come.

2016 GRAND PRIZE WINNER Kendall Mitchell, Mrs. Anderson’s Class, Hamilton School

1st PLACE Grand Prize

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2nd GRAND PRIZE WINNER PORT ANGELES ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

WHAT MY HOME MEANS TO ME 2016

Sophia Sensenbach Mrs. Gochnour’s Class, Franklin School

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3rd GRAND PRIZE WINNER

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Isabella Rose Hope Fermes Mrs. Davis’ Class, Dry Creek School

3rd PLACE Grand Prize

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WHAT MY HOME MEANS TO ME 2016

Dry Creek School Mrs. Davis’ Class

1st in Class Isabella Rose Hope Fermes

3rd PLACE Grand Prize

2nd in Class Rhiley Pavlak

3rd in Class Kai Thanneiser

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Dry Creek School Mrs. McHenry’s Class PORT ANGELES ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

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1st in Class Shaylin Lowe

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Hamilton School Mrs. Anderson’s Class 1st PLACE Grand Prize

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1st in Class Aubree Herbert

Roosevelt School Mrs. Kuch’s Class

2nd in Class Ava-Anne Sheahan ,

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2nd in Class Kendall Day

1st in Class Taylor Lewis

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Roosevelt School Mrs. Mordecai-Smith’s Class PORT ANGELES ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

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1st in Class Brazen Harris

2nd in Class Westen Owens In today’s challenging real estate market, nothing brings a wider smile OR MEANS MORE than the sign that says “SOLD ”

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Franklin School Mrs. Gochnour’s Class PORT ANGELES ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

1st in Class Sophia Sensenbach

2nd PLACE Grand Prize

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an average attendance of 300 children before then. Their motto is “Great Futures Start Here.” They need great volunteers to start now.

“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”

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hen Neil Portman wrote those words in 1982 the world was a vastly different place, but the sentiment is as accurate today as it was then. Children may be only about 30% percent of our population, but they are 100% of our future.

Call the Boys & Girls Club at 417-2831 and find out what you can do. There are many ways you

can help and you’d be surprised what a small act can accomplish when you are helping a child.

You may not know of him, but in the Civil War era the wife of a slave Whether you look at government, fi- owner went against local custom and nance, entertainment, sports or art you taught a young slave boy the alphawill see names like those shown in box bet and to read. Her act of kindness at right on this page, and others you’ll helped shape his life and our country. know. . . and they are all alumni of the He went on to be a famed author and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. They orator, a government official and a are the messages that their parents and civil rights activist. His name was Frederick Douglass. As he advised, elders sent on to us. “It is easier to build strong children The Boys & Girls Club is a nation- than it is to repair broken men.” ally chartered organization that provides our local children a safe place to learn, play and grow. It is collectively the largest development-centered afterschool program in the United States. Many children have parents who are both working and trying to do their best, but that leaves the children alone and unsupervised after school. Our current Boys & Girls Club facility was built in 1949 and is at its physical capacity. There are plans for a new building and improved facilities to be done within the next few years. However, the need for volunteers and community partnerships is now. The Port Angeles Association of Realtors is proud to be working alongside this fine organization dedicated to building our children into the finest adults they can be. The new Club building is hoped to be done by the summer of 2018 but the club is anticipating 1500 members and

Please join with your local Realtors and neighbors and send the message that we also cared about our children and our society’s future.

Call 417-2831 and see how you can help.

Where do great futures start? PAST BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MEMBERS INCLUDE: George Bodenheimer President ESPN Inc. and ABC Sports. Co-Chairman Disney Media Networks James Barker President Clemson University Jerry Jones Owner and General Manager Dallas Cowboys

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Michael Jordan

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Former President Bill Clinton

Brad Pitt

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