2009-05-28 / Local & State

Auxiliary Names Contest, Scholarship Winners

By Carol Singel

Pictured above left are the poppy contest winners: Kristi Clippinger, Sara Carnahan and Krista Golden. Pictured above left are the poppy contest winners: Kristi Clippinger, Sara Carnahan and Krista Golden. On May 13, at 6:00 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 meeting was called to order. There were 41 guests and 10 members present. Two new members were voted into the unit. Donations were made to the Auxiliary Emergency Fund, the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and Fulton County Library for the summer reading program.

The Americanism Essay contest titled "Soldiers, Past and Present ... America, Honor Your Veterans" ended February 26. The essay contest was open to any student in grades three through 12 in Fulton County school districts. The winning essay from class division 1 (grades three and four) was Jacob Silver, a fourth-grade student from Southern Fulton Elementary School. He is the son of Jennifer and Roland Silver of Warfordsburg. Class II Division (grades five and six) winner were Hanna Beddow, a sixthgrade student from Fulton County Community Christian School. She is the daughter of Romona and Kirk Beddow from Berkeley Springs. Each

Silver Silver winner received a $50 United States Savings Bond from the American Legion Auxiliary. Winning essays were sent to council level for judging, and the winners from there will go to state level, with prizes being awarded at each level. Hanna's essay was chosen at council level and is now being judged at state level. There were no entries in any other grades.

Again this year, the auxiliary unit held a poppy poster contest. First place went to Kristi Clippinger. She is the daughter of Tina and Kevin Clippinger. Second place went to Sara Carnaham. She is the daughter of Christina and Kenny Carnaham. Third place went to Krista Golden, daughter of Tracy and Keith Morris. All of the students are sixth-graders at Southern Fulton School and each received a monetary award.


eighth-grade Girl Merit award was awarded to two young ladies in Fulton County. This award is based on honor, scholarship, service, Americanism, leadership and courage. Emily Barton received the award from Southern Fulton High School. She is the daughter of Robert Barton. Nikki Fleming received the award from McConnellsburg High School. She is the daughter of Ginger and Terry Fleming. Each girl received a gold on silver pin and a cased certificate. There were no other entries.

Beddow Beddow Adams, Franklin, Fulton, York County Council American legion Auxiliary Scholarship was again this year awarded to two high school students entering a two- or four-year college, trade school or business school following graduation. The award will be two payments of $500 each. There was one application for this scholarship from Fulton County and that was from Patience Whitman from Forbes Road High School. She is the daughter of Deb and Scott Whitman of Hustontown. Her essay is being judged at council level.

The American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Pennsylvania, will hold its 64th session of Keystone Girls State from June 21-27, at Shippensburg University. This is an outstanding opportunity for young women interested in school council, political science, government, law and leadership. There are two girls attending from Fulton County: Raven Whitman, daughter of Deb and Scott Whitman of Hustontown, and Cecely Martz. Both girls are eleventh-graders at Forbes Road High School.

Barton Barton The next meeting is scheduled for June 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Fleming Fleming

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