Lehighton AMVETS, Elwood Miller Post 106, has announced the winners of the 38th consecutive Americanism poster and essay contests.

This year's theme, "Why Do We Celebrate the 4th of July?" was open to all third and seventh grade students in Lehighton Area School District and Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School.

Winners of the third grade poster contest were: Elizabeth Eckhart, first, $50; and Chris Whiteman, second, $30, both of Mahoning Elementary School; and Austin Miller, third place, $20, Ss. Peter and Paul School.

Winners of the seventh grade essay contest were, Katelin Hosler, first, $50, and Sierra Volkert, second, $30, both of Ss. Peter and Paul School; and Devin Kunkle, third, Lehighton Area Middle School.

Prizes will be awarded at the Lehighton Area Middle School concert in May.