South Washington County Schools

Cottage Grove Elementary fifth grader honored at Twins game after winning essay contest

District 833 would like to congratulate Kayla Kajer, a fifth grader from Cottage Grove Elementary, who recently won first place in a Minnesota Twins Essay Contest.

As a result, Kayla and her teacher, Cindy Gerfast, were invited onto the field before a Minnesota Twins game on April 15, Jackie Robinson Day, at Target Field to accept the award.

Earlier this spring, the Jackie Robinson Reading Foundation and the Minnesota Twins visited Cottage Grove Elementary and presented on diversity and overcoming challenges. At that time, the MN Twins organization also kicked off the essay contest, which five students from Cottage Grove Elementary entered.

Congratulations on earning first place, Kayla!