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Elks essay contest

POSTED 6/17/2014
OESJ students receive essay awards
The Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks Lodge recently recognized four OESJ students for their submissions in the Elks Americanism Essay Contest.

The Americanism Essay Contest, held annually by the Elks promote patriotism among young people, this year asked student to submit essays explaining the answer to the question "What Does Veterans Day Mean To Me?" The contest is open to students in grade five through eight.

This year's winners were OESJ Elementary School fifth graders Manny Root and Jesse Watson. Root placed first in Division 1 (fifth and sixth grade) and Watson received second place honor. 

Winners in Division II (seventh and eighth grade) were OESJ Middle School seventh graders Emma Hart and Mariah Hurteau. Hurteau earned the first place award and Hart earned second place. 

Elks essay winners
Canajoharie-Fort Plain Elks president Michele Whiteman, far right, and Andrea Null, the Elks Americanism Essay Contest Chairwoman, pose with OESJ Elementary School fifth graders (L to R) Manny Root and Jesse Watson and OESJ Middle School seventh graders (L to R) Emma Hart and Mariah Hurteau.