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New Salem American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 753, recently presented Americanism Essay awards to students at Menallen Elementary School in the Uniontown Area School District. Third- and fourth-grade.
Historical Oration Contest 2012 Award Winner Claire Wang. At the January Chapter meeting at Falcons’ Landing, contestants presented orations demonstrating their understanding of Revolutionary War topics, and how those topics relate to today. Thanks to Larry McKinley for coordinating the contestants. Claire Wang of Trinity Christian School.
Doing so earns points for the team, and at the end of the contest, the team with the most points wins a 2012 Chevy Sonic. Regular readers might recall a similar contest launched by back in January.
Historical Oration Contest 2013 Award Winner Josh Devamithran. At the January Chapter meeting at Falcons’ Landing, contestants presented orations demonstrating their understanding of Revolutionary War topics, and how those topics relate to today. Thanks to Larry McKinley for coordinating the contestants. Josh Devamithran was the 2013 Fairfax.
Veterans Affairs Essay Contest 2. Submissions must be between 500-750 words and use at least one primary source The mission of the Writers Guild Foundation’s Veterans Writing Project is to identify emerging writers from United States military backgrounds and provide them with the tools and insights to nurture their passion for writing and successfully navigate the entertainment industry.
Van Wert Lodge 1197, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, has announced the winners of the 2012-2013 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Americanism Essay Contest. This fraternal year, the theme for the contest was, “What does the National Anthem Mean to Me?” Students competed in divisions, by age group. The local winners, which were forwarded to the district for further judging.
Local winners of Elks Lodge 1599 sponsored Americanism essay contest have been named. The theme this year was “Why I am proud to pledge allegiance.” Winners were sent on to the state level, however, no essays advanced to win at that level this year. Here, winners for grades 7 and 8 are, from left, Annika Amdahl, third place winner; Emily Saari, second place; and first place, Colton Hasbargen.