Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, has announced the winners of the 2010-2011 Americanism contests.

In the third grade poster contest, winners were, Aleah Nothstein, Franklin Elementary School, first, $50; Colton Bachman, East Penn Elementary School, second, $30; and Katie Aaron, Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, third, $20.

In the seventh grade essay contest, Amy McConnell of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, first, $50; Cassie Binder, Lehighton Middle School, second, $30; and third, Ryan Andrews, Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, $20.

The theme for this year's concert was "Why It Is So Important to Vote." The prizes will be awarded at the Lehighton Area Middle School Spring Concert and the winners will be forwarded to the State contest.