EVANS COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - We're celebrating America at WTOC and part of our celebration was in the form of an essay contest.
Hundreds of students were very excited about talking about their heroes from American history.
This week, we went to Evans County to recognize one of our standouts at Claxton Middle School, seventh grader Matthew Brewton.
Matthew was presented with a Celebrating America T-shirt in front of his classmates. Then we let him read his winning essay that answers the question, "Which great American in history do you most admire and why?"
Click on the video link to hear Matthew read his winning essay.