Brendon Holden, a fifth-grade student at Cowan Elementary School, was the Letcher County winner of an essay contest, “Why My Grandparent Should Be the Grandparent of the Year”, sponsored by AARP and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. He is shown with the certificate presented to him by the Letcher County Retired Teachers Association at its June meeting. Brendon is the grandson of Robert and Donna Fields of Cowan. His essay honored his grandfather, Robert. Fifth-grade students throughout Kentucky are eligible for this essay competition.