Congratulations to the 2016 Americanism Essay Contest winner, Savannah Hines. Savannah, an 8th grade student in Julie Bernards’ Language Arts class and Jodi Toepfer’s reading class, took first place in the middle school division, writing an essay to the title of “How do we keep Lincoln’s promise to our veterans and their families?”
The American Legion Auxiliary Olson-Grinde Unit 348 sponsors the contest each year for students in grades 3-12. Local wnners receive a $15 prize.
Savannah’s essay will now be sent to the American Legion Auxiliary Department Headquarters for entry into the district competition. Winners at the district level are then submitted to the national level. National winners will be posted at www.ALAforVeterans.org at the start of September.