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Legion essay contest winners announced

Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren Area Elementary Center writing enrichment program students place in the American Legion Post No. 135 Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest. Pictured from left are Essay Committee Chairman Pamela Colvin, fourth grader Gaven Mealy (third place, tie), fourth grader Carissa Smith (second place), third grader Ashton Carrington (first place), third grader Carly Olsen (third place, tie), and Writing Enrichment Teacher Rebecca Downey.

Several Warren Area Elementary Center students were among the winners of the American Legion Post 135 Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest.

The contest is open to students in the Warren County School District central attendance area in grades three through 12.

Third- and fourth-graders in Rebecca Downey’s writing enrichment group responded to the question: How can we address the health and well-being of veterans, military, and their families?

The winners of the contest for the third and fourth grade level were: Ashton Carrington, third grade, first place; Carissa Smith, fourth grade, second place; Carly Olsen, third grade, third place tie; and Gaven Mealy, fourth grade, third place tie.

Students received certificates and cash awards.

“Congratulations to these students for their effort, creativity, and for this writing accomplishment,” Downey said.

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