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Weatherly American Legion honors essay contest winners

  • VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured at the meeting at Weatherly American Legion Post 360 are, left to right : Tom Keener, Post Commander; American Legion Essay Contest winner Sarah Peiser; Auxiliary's 2011 Americanism Essay Contest…
    VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured at the meeting at Weatherly American Legion Post 360 are, left to right : Tom Keener, Post Commander; American Legion Essay Contest winner Sarah Peiser; Auxiliary's 2011 Americanism Essay Contest winners Karlee Ursta; Kathleen Graham; Lynn M. Gunderman; Laila Panckeri; Andrew Solonoski; Olivia Winheld; Jaquiline Watkins; and Joan Drasher, Co-Chairman. Missing from photo were Krista Lutzick and Corey Furmanchin.
Published March 25. 2011 05:01PM

The winners of two separate essay contests were honored at the meeting at Weatherly American Legion Post 360 this week.

There were eight winners of the Auxiliary's 2011 Americanism Essay Contest on the subject "How can I encourage my friends to show pride in being an American ?"

They were Class I - Grades 3 & 4 : Kathleen Graham 1st place; Laila Panckeri 2nd place; Class II - Grades 5 & 6 : Lynn M. Gunderman 1st place; Class III - Grades 7 & 8 : Andrew Solonoski 1st place; Olivia Winheld 2nd place; Class IV - Grades 9 & 10 : Jaquiline Watkins 1st place; and Class V - Grades 11 & 12 : Karlee Ursta 1st place; Corey Furmanchin 2nd place.

There were two winners of the American Legion Essay Contest on the subject "What are the pros & cons of off-shore drilling ?"

They were : Sarah Peiser 1st place and Krista Lutzick 2nd place.

Presenting the awards for the Auxiliary was Joan Drasher, Co-Chairman and presenting the awards for the American Legion was Tom Keener, Post Commander.

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