Members of North Webster American Legion Post 253 presented essay awards and cash prizes to fifth-grade students during the Veterans Day program put on by North Webster Elementary School, with the cooperation of the legion, on Nov. 12.
The crowd of students, staff, parents and citizens heard the school choir sing “Put Your Hand On Your Heart,” “You Are Our Heroes” and “The Armed Forces Medley.” Taps was performed by the American Legion.
Each post organization chose a first place and runner-up winner for the essay content. Those winners are pictured above. In front, from left, are Logan Harter, first, Sons of American Legion; Ryan Zorn, SAL runner-up; Stephen Foy, first, auxiliary; Ella Williamson, auxiliary runner up; Elizabeth Kleopfer, first, legion; and Molly Jones, legion runner-up.
In the back are Craig Streby, SAL; Cindy Scott-Hagan, auxiliary; and Ken Wilson, legion.