Mrs. Carrington's language arts class at Warren Area Elementary Center participated in the American Legion Essay Contest, which was open to all third and fourth grade students in Warren. They were required to write an essay describing how they can show pride in being an American. All of the students did an excellent job and the judges said the judging was difficult. Winners were Jason Bonavita (first place), Alyssa Drozdiel (second), and Amaya Brewer (third). Bonavita's essay will advance to the next level of the competition and he has been invited to share it at the Memorial Day celebration on May 28.