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Smithsburg student wins Lions Club essay contest

May 02, 2007

Megan Moran, a third-grader from Smithsburg Elementary School, won the American Heritage Essay Contest sponsored by the Lions Clubs of District 22-W.

In the contest, elementary-school students were to select a pre-1815 American hero and tell what he or she did to preserve America's heritage.

As part of her recognition, the Lions invited Megan and her mother, Kelli Moran, to a Smithsburg Lions dinner meeting.

After the dinner, Megan read her essay on Thomas Jefferson.

Richard Hembrock, president of the Lions Club, presented Megan with a Certificate of Accomplishment.

Megan's essay has been submitted for further recognition in District 22-W.

The district has Lions clubs in Washington, Garrett, Allegany, Frederick and Carroll counties.

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