Student wins award

Staff Writer

A student at St. Thomas the Apostle School won first place in Hyde Park Bank’s “Why I Love My School” essay contest.

Hyde Park Bank President Mike McGarry will visit St. Thomas the Apostle School at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, to personally congratulate 4th grader Dika Chidame for her winning essay titled “Why I Love My School.” McGarry will also present Chidame with a $25 American Express gift card for her work and present Candace Scheidt, principal of St. Thomas, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., with a $250 check for the school.

“Chidame wrote an essay that truly expressed her love for [St. Thomas],” said Cheyenita Allen, Assistant Branch Manager of Hyde Park Bank, 1311 E. 57th St., in a letter to the school. “[We] congratulate Dika for her accomplishment.”