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Morris Frock Legion Auxiliary honors Americanism essay winners

June 07, 2010
  • Winners of Morris Frock American Legion Auxiliary Unit 42 Americanism essay contest pictured are: Kiana Jackson, Norah Cvijanovich, Jacob Kornilow, Nathan Hammer, Mackenzie Stockslager, Sydney Quantock and Jonathan Castell. Not pictured: Ramsay Farah, Kayla Peterson and Abdul Latif.
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Morris Frock Unit 42, The American Legion Auxiliary, has sponsored its annual Americanism Essay Contest for students in grades three through eight.

This year's topic was "What is My Patriotic Role as a U.S. Citizen?"

The winners, along with their parents and teachers, were honored at the unit's monthly meeting and birthday banquet.

Students presented their winning essays, and Evelyn Meany, Unit 42's Americanism chairperson, presented the awards. Each winner received a savings bond and a U.S. flag kit.

The first-place winner in class one (grades three and four) was Kiana Jackson of Potomac Heights Elementary School. Second place was presented to Norah Cvijanovich and third place went to Jacob Kornilow, both from Saint Mary Catholic School.

Ramsay Farah garnered first place in class two (grades five and six) while Nathan Hammer and Mackenzie Stockslager claimed second and third place, respectively. All three are from Saint Mary Catholic School.

Class three (grades seven and eight) saw Kayla Peterson take first place. Sydney Quantock followed with a second-place win and Jonathan Castell was presented the third-place prize. All three are from Saint Mary.

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Additionally, a special recognition award went to Abdul Latif, a 10th-grade student at Smithsburg High School.

The Auxiliary's Americanism program promotes patriotism and responsible citizenship and strives to uphold and promote American ideals and the principles of democracy. The goal of the contest is to educate students in the fundamentals of American government, the Bill of Rights and the value of active, informed involvement in the home, in the Auxiliary organization and in the community.

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