Southwestern Middle School Students Take Part In Memorial Day Essay Contest

Students in Southwestern Middle School wrote essays based on the patriotic theme “The True Meaning of Memorial Day.”

Madelyn Wakeley, Ella Fosberg and Hiba Munir marched in the Memorial Day parades on May 28 and read their essays at the Busti and Sunset Hill cemeteries. Each of the students in sixth through eighth grades who placed in the contest will be given gift certificates from Off the Beaten Path. The winners in each grade level were:

Sixth Grade: Madelyn Wakeley, first place; Abbey Galati, second place; Cole Johnson, third place; Samuel Kautzman, fourth place.

Seventh Grade: Ella Fosberg, first place; Dustin Hendrix, second place; Alexis Lundmark, third place; Madison Rose Cresanti, fourth place.

Eighth Grade: Hiba Munir, first place; Sara Pickard, second place; Collin LeRoy, third place; Anthony Osman, fourth place.

Judges for the annual educational contest were Miss LaGrega, Mrs. Gould, Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Sirianni. The essay contest is jointly sponsored by Lakewood Memorial Post 1286 and Celoron Legion Post 777.