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Bayside sixth-grader wins essay contest

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Bayside resident Tony Lou, a sixth-grader at Louis Pasteur Middle School 670 in Little Neck, is the first-prize winner of the A+ Parents Essay Contest, sponsored by the New York Tri-State McDonald’s Restaurant Owners.

Lou beat out more than 3,000 other middle school students.

The subject of the essays, which were limited to 100 words or less, was to single out a parent, guardian, or caregiver as outstanding, and to detail how that person had affected the writer’s life.

“My dad is great in many ways,” Tony wrote. “My dad is an A+ parent because he helped me with my science project.” (Tony’s father helped him build a radio.)

“By using some simple pieces, we made something really great,” Tony wrote. “My father can even build my confidence. He makes me laugh when I am feeling down or just when I need it. He is my dearest friend and my treasured mentor. He deserves more than an A+. He is an A++ parent.”

Tony won a $250 school grant, and a Discman.

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