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By Karen Bassler
Staff Writer 

'The End of Our Farm as a Dairy Farm'

Local Student Gets Attention for Essay Shared on Social Media


February 6, 2020

Karen Bassler

The Brumbaugh family (from left): Mom Melissa, Heather, Thad and Tucker on the family farm. Dad Keith was at work and Faith, the oldest daughter, was not present for the photo.

Heather Brumbaugh, a 13-year-old eighth-grade student at Spring Cove Middle School, was given an assignment in November of 2019.

Mrs. Amanda Jones, the English and language arts teacher, gave the class a "memoir narrative writing assignment." It was to be of an event that had an impact on their lives. Among other criteria, it was to include dialogue, figurative language, vivid descriptions and sensory details.

Heather submitted "The End of our Farm as a Dairy Farm...Through the eyes of a Farmer's Daughter" and scored a 99 percent. Melissa Brumbaugh, Heather's mom, shared the essay on Face...

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