Lehighton area students were recognized for winning first place in their age categories in the Shoemaker-Haydt American Legion Auxiliary Unit 314, Lehighton, Americanism essay contest.
The theme was "How Can I Show My Patriotism in My Community?"
Winners were asked to read their winning essays.
In the third and fourth grade category, the winner was Hannah Christman, a student at Mahoning Elementary School.
The fifth and sixth grade category winner was Galilea Villagomez, a student at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School.