Samantha Tincher, a fourth grade student at Risen Christ Lutheran School, is the proud owner of the Top Dog in Clark County for 2010. Raven, a stray pup, was given to Samantha by her grandmother, “so she could be mine,” Samantha wrote in her essay. Raven will wear the number one dog tag issued in Clark County.
Second place winner is Shyla Cordle, a fourth grade student at Lincoln Park Elementary School in Springfield, and third place winner is Zach Davis, a fourth grade student at Possum School in Springfield Township. Shyla’s dog Molly will wear top dog tag number two, while Angel will wear number three.
The annual top dog contest, available to all third, fourth and fifth grade students in Clark County, is held each year to stress the importance of dog licensing. “Our office will issue approximately 25,000 tags for 2010,” according to Clark County Auditor George Sodders.