Emily Kent, a student at Edison Middle School won an Honorable Mention in this year's WV County Commissioners' Association Essay Contest. Emily received a $50 prize and certificate. Officials said more than 200 entries from 12 counties were submitted this year to the contest. Emily is shown here with her WV Studies teacher Leila Marlow. Emily is the daughter of Alan and Stephanie Kent. The state association sponsors the essay contest every year during April as part of National County Government month.