Four county students were named winners Thursday in the Centennial Time Capsule Student Essay Contest.
The winning essays will be included in a time capsule that will be buried in Santa Ana on the grounds of the Old County Courthouse Aug. 1.
The essay contest was sponsored by The Times Orange County Edition and Orange County Centennial Inc. to allow students to share their lives with students who may be involved in opening the time capsule in the year 2089. Almost 3,000 essays were submitted from schools all over the county.
The winners are: Alyssa Atzeff, a second-grader at Arroyo Elementary School in Santa Ana; Jonathan Seymour, a sixth-grader at Mesa View School in Huntington Beach; Christy Westad, a ninth-grader at Laguna Hills High School, and Stephanie Loy, a senior at Ocean View High School in Huntington Beach.
Each winner received $100; their schools each received $150.