Americanism Essay Award Winners
The Grand Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks annually offers an Americanism Essay Contest. The theme for this year was, “What Makes You Proud of America?” The essay contest is open to students in the 5th through 8th grades.
Florence Elks Lodge #1858 sponsors the local competition and invites student participation.
The winning authors and their proud family members attended dinner and awards presentation at the Florence Elks Lodge on Thursday, February 14th. First place winner Cate Waggoner, attends Siuslaw Middle School. Second place winner Jesyka Summerfield and Third place winner Alleyna Rohde attend Reedsport Community Charter School. Teacher Charisa Hixenbaugh, Reedsport Community Charter School, was also recognized.
The essays will be judged at the District and State Americanism Essay competitions