Americanism, what does it mean to you? When asking local Pinkston Middle School student James Swartz it means a lot. James along with over 200 other local students entered the Elks Lodge Americanism Essay contest and explained what it means to them. James wrote an essay entitled “What Veterans Day Means to Me”. His along with 3 others were submitted to the state wide competition where James essay won. It was then sent on to the National competition where his words about Americanism won again. We are very proud of his accomplishment and would also like to commend all the students that volunteered to submit an essay! Thanks go to the Mountain Home Elks Lodge and all they do for the youth of our community.
Pictured from left to right: Dick Day, Elks Americanism Chairman, James Swartz, essay winner, and Stu Friend, Mountain Home Elks President.