Seven finalists were named in the Funkstown Dixon-Troxell Post 211 American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest.
The contest was open to students in grades three through six.
Out of 82 essays submitted, seven finalists were chosen.
In group 1, Emily Slocum took first place, Jonah Lewis was second and Kaya Pappas finished third. Slocum, Lewis and Pappas all attend Emma K. Doub.
In group 2, Sierra Tosten took first place, second place went to Juivan Jackson and there was a third-place tie between Krehl Kasayan and Dillion Keller. Tosten, Kasayan and Keller attend Emma K. Doub, while Jackson attends E. Russell Hicks Middle School.
The finalists were recognized with a framed certificate, an American flag, a cash award and dinner at the Legion home where they shared their essay.
Mansion House to be part of museum ramble
On May 5 and 6, the Mansion House Art Center will participate in the annual Washington County Museum Ramble. The event is free.
The art center will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
From May 4 to 27, Valley Art Association photography members will exhibit “Shoot the Civil War” in the North Gallery of the Mansion House Art Center.
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