The Berea Elks Lodge #1815 announced this year's Elks Americanism Essay local winners! This year's theme was "What Does Freedom of Speech Mean to Me?" A committee of 12 Elk members selected these winning essays from a total of 755 submitted.
5th & 6th grade division winners:
Lacey Millhoane - 6th grade, Mrs. Slovick
Anna Cavanaugh - 6th grade, Mrs. Slovick
Mackenzie Roth - 6th grade, Mr. Pearl
7th & 8th grade division winners:
Katherine Errington - 7th grade, Mr. Trubiano
These local winners moved onto the district level. At the district level, Lacey Millhoane placed 3rd and Katherine Errington placed 1st in their respective divisions. Both will be moving on to the State contest. They will now compete with the winners of the five other Ohio Districts to move on to the national contest. State winners will be announced sometime in April.
Congratulations to these students, their families, and teachers!