American Legion Auxiliary honors essay contest winners

By: 
Justin Felgar
Staff Writer

The John Jacob Fisher Unit 62 American Legion Auxiliary sponsored an essay contest for students in the Punxsutawney area. The essay question was: "What can I personally do to promote Americanism in my school or community?" The essay contest was for students in grades 3 through 12 and special needs students. Unit 62 had 15 essay winners at this unit level and two essay winners at the council level. Pictured (from left) are Pat Rougeux, Americanism chairperson; Lennon Reed, second place, grades 3 and 4 (SS.C.D.); Johanna Crago, first place, grades 3 and 4 (SS.C.D.); Addison Yanek, third place, grades 5 and 6 (SS.C.D.); Danielle Anthony, first place, grades 7 and 8 (PCS); Taylor DeRalph, second place, grades 7 and 8 (PCS); Kayla Troutman, first place, grades 9 and 10 (PCS); Blake Burkett, third place, grades 7 and 8 (PCS); Samantha Griebel, first place, grades 5 and 6 (SS.C.D.); Danielle Griebel, second place, grades 5 and 6 (SS.C.D.); and Garrett Rowan, first place, grades 11 and 12 (PAHS). Missing from the photo are Mia Lingenfelter, second place, grades 11 and 12 (PAHS); Midori Bridges, third place, grades 11 and 12 (PAHS); Izabella Martino, second place, grades 9 and 10 (PAHS); Graham Lott, third place, grades 9 and 10 (PAHS); and Carmen Franco, third place, grades 3 and 4 (SS.C.D.).

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