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Congratulations to Audra Bloomer from Zion Lutheran School, the winner of the 2016 Education Program Essay Contest!

Students were asked to choose the most important tradition from the past 100 year of the Indy 500. They were then asked to describe why they thought the tradition they choose was the most important. The 500 Festival received more than 800 entries from fourth grade students across the state who were enrolled in the 500 Festival & Indianapolis 500 Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health.

For her outstanding essay, Audra received a 500 Festival gift pack that included four tickets to the IPL 500 Festival Parade and four tickets to the Indianapolis 500. Kim Knippenberg, fourth grade teacher at Zion Lutheran School, also received two qualification tickets and two tickets to the IPL 500 Festival Parade. 

To view Audra's winning essay, please click here.