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Auxiliary essay contest winners named

April 22, 2010

Ava Gift, Americanism chairperson of the Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary Unit 236, presented monetary awards and ribbons to the winners of the annual Americanism essay writing contest April 9 at Sharpsburg Elementary.

Hannah Whitmore, daughter of Jerry and Rebecca Whitmore, received $25 for first place. Sarah Garrott, daughter of Travis and Tracey Garrott, received $15 for second place. Ben Koepp, son of Stephen and Tamara Koepp, received $10 for third place.

During the presentation, Principal Kathy Kelsey was given a $25 check for the school library along with a $50 check to be used in an emergency fund for students who might not be able to afford to attend school field trips.

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