Americanism Essay contest winners awarded prizes

Shown in front of their classroom after reading their essays are (l-r) Judy Stranch, Americanism essay chair; Jayven Escalante-Lopez, third place; Nicholas Vieira, first place; and Nancy Lawrence, Post 5 Ladies Auxillary president. Not shown is second place winner Zander Flores-Reyes. BY STEVEN BILLUPS
July 1, 2014

Students from Brandi Townsend's fifth grade class at Shields Elementary were awarded cash prizes for the Americanism Essay contest June 4. The contest, sponsored by American Legion Post 5 Ladies Auxilliary, used the theme "How can I show my pride in being an American."