Are you smarter than a third grader?

By Marie Lasater



The answer is probably not, unless you have the same grasp of Licking’s history as the students in Mrs. Heath’s third grade class.

On April 5, preceding the formal business meeting of the Licking Chamber, the Fox Community Room was filled with 21 third-graders presenting their models and reports on Licking businesses. As each child presented their project, they explained the importance of the business or community center in their life.

Presenting (in order) were Conway Adey, Intercounty Electric; Chloie Barnes, Licking Bridge Builders; Bella Beal, Town and County Supermarket; Gwendolyn Campbell, Parts City; Brooke Collins, Pregnancy Resource Center; Ashlyn Creech, Dunky’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream; Carissa Creek, Mt. Vernon School House; Caden Evans, Right-Away Rent to Own; Lillian Godi, Boone Creek Baptist Church; William Hackman, Ed Green Realty; Adam Hagler, Licking Assembly of God; Payton Limmer, Casey’s General Store; Zachary Liveoak, The Licking Library; Nicholas Martin, Licking Aquatic Center; Ashley Puhrmann, Licking Post and Timber; Richard Richardson, Fox Fire Station; Brayden Shinn, Licking Elementary School; Malachi Smith, Licking Water Tower; Morgan Stone, Town and Country Bank; Chloe Wallace, Licking Sale Barn; and Madison Wallace, George O. White State Nursery.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend the meeting, the students’ projects are on display at the Texas County Museum of Art and History on Main Street, open Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission.

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