American Legion Presents Awards
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561 meeting was called to order May 11 at 6 p.m. There were nine members present and 48 guests. There were two new members vote into the unit. Donations were made to American Cancer Society, Camp Cadet and Hollidaysburg veterans for bingo.
An awards presentation was held. The Americanism Essay Contest winners were recognized. This year’s title was “How Can I Encourage My Friends To Show Pride In Being An American?” The contest was open to any student in Fulton County school districts in grades 3-12 and any junior auxiliary member. One winning essay from each division was chosen. The winning essay from Class I (grades 3 and 4) was Colby Hunter Whiteside, a thirdgrade student at Southern Fulton Elementary. He is the son of Tina and Bradley Whiteside.
Class II division (grades 5 and 6) winner was Jacob silver, a sixth-grade student from Southern Fulton. He is the son of Jennifer and Roland Silver. Jacob was the Class I division winner as a fourth-grader two years ago.
Class III division (grades 7 and 8) winner was Lacey Bradshaw, a seventh-grader from Southern Fulton. She is the daughter of Kay and Mark Bradshaw. Lacey was the Class II division winner last year as a sixth-grader.
Class IV division (grades 9 and 10) winner was Brittney Strawbridge, an eighthgrader from Red Land High School. She is the daughter of Christy and Curt Linkhauer from York Haven. Brittney is also a junior auxiliary member of Unit 561 and was the Class III division last year as a seventh-grader. There were no entries submitted from Class V division (grades 11 and 12). Each winner will receive a certificate and a $50 United States Savings Bond from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 561.
The Poppy Poster Contest was open to any sixthgrader in Fulton County. The winners were each given a monetary award. First place went to Savannah Kerlin. She is the daughter of Michelle and Donald Kerlin. Second place went to Jackson Chilcote. He is the son of Traci and Aaron Chilcote. Third place went to Sarah Sipes. She is the daughter of Charles Sipes Jr. and Wanda Collison.
There was one young lady chosen from each of the four schools in Fulton County to receive the Eighth- Grade Girls Merit Award. This award is based on Americanism, honor, scholarship, leadership, service and courage. Hanna Beddow was chosen from Fulton County Community Christian School. Hanna Ott was chosen from Mc- Connellsburg High School. She is the daughter of Lisa and Aaron Ott. Her grandparents are Mary and Larry Ott. Sarah Spade was chosen from Southern Fulton High School. She is the daughter of Eva and Terry Spade. From Forbes Road High School, Breanna Worthing received the award. She is the daughter of Brenda and Mike Worthing.