The Mountain Home Elks Lodge #1714 recently honored the Pinkston Middle School sixth-grade winners of the 2015 Elks Americanism Essay Contest at an awards assembly. More than 200 essays were entered with the theme "What I Can Do to Promote Americanism and Love of Country." The top three winners received a check for $100 each from the Elks Lodge and their essays will be forwarded for state and national judging. Shown are, from left, Vonya Schaufler, sixth grade social studies teacher and Elks Americanism chairman; Hurston Liles, Ben Partney, Sarah Vacco, essay winners; and Don Swanson Mountain Home Elks Lodge 1714 president.
Additionally, please join me in congratulating the winners of the 2015-2016 Americanism Essay Contest (ELKS Essay Contest.) Students will be invited to the lodge for an awards ceremony.
5. Elks Essay Contest due to me by October 20.
More than 270 students between fifth and eighth grades at Coronado Middle School in Catalina participated in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Americanism Essay Contest.