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Area Americanism contest winners announced

Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 Auxiliary has awarded students in Washington Elementary, St. Paul's Academy, Queen of Peace and Churchill Elementary for the Americanism entries in poster and essay contests.

Hebert-Kennedy VFW Post 3979 Auxiliary has awarded students in Washington Elementary, St. Paul's Academy, Queen of Peace and Churchill Elementary for the Americanism entries in poster and essay contests.

The theme "POW/MIA and American Heroes" was carried out in the entries. Americanism Chairman Velda Beck presented certificates, cash awards, patriotic pencils, rulers and etiquette books to the students.

The winners are as follows:

Category I

Washington Elementary - Cade Anderson, first; Elise Lehto, second; and Percy Affias, third.

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St. Paul's Academy - Edward Fuller, first; Hossanna Christensen, second; and Spencer Hoeffling, third.

Queen of Peace - Mario Genereau, first; Kristen Papas, second; and Faith Blomquist, third.

Churchill Elementary - Allison Cooley, first; Kate Owens, second; Kiana Bender, third; and Jerome Henagin, honorable mention.

Category II

St. Paul's Academy - Nathan Hammond, first; Cody Clyde, second; and Trinity Christensen, third.

Queen of Peace - Pedro Orlando, first; Raven Sevilija, second; and Jon Stracek and Josh Hensley, tie for third.

Churchill Elementary - Samantha Godbout, first; Ryan Touve, second; Megan Ward and Nicholas Kiehn, tie for third; and Claira Krikava, honorable mention.

Category III

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Queen of Peace - Olivia Gaffney, first; Jean Lac-Genereau, second; and Seth Blomquist, third.

Churchill Elementary - Alana Cook, first.

All first-place winners' entries have been forwarded to the district level. First place of District 8 will be sent on to the department level where judging involves nine district first-place winners. These winners will be announced at the January department VFW Auxiliary meeting.

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