JOHN DAY – The winners of this year’s Americanism Essay contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary gathered for a dinner March 16.
This year’s theme was “What Does Freedom Mean to My Family?”
First-place winners will advance to the state contest.
“I compliment the administration and the teachers for encouraging participation in this project for promoting Americanism and pride in our country,” said contest chairman Joan Bowling of Canyon City.
Class 1 (grades 3-4): Halle Parsons (1st), Bailey McCracken (3rd), Raney Anderson (2nd)
Class 2 (5-6): Abby Lusco (1st), Sophie Brockway (2nd), Audrey Walker (3rd)
Class 3 (7-8): Samantha Floyd (1st), Tanner Elliott (2nd), Alyssa Hoffman (3rd)
Class 4 (9-10): Natalie Stearn (1st), Trejan Speth (2nd), Serena Pace (3rd)
Class 5 (11-12): Marta Faulkner (1st), Adilene Olivera-Sanchez (2nd), Jennifer McCloskey (3rd)