The Wilbur Braughton American Legion and Auxiliary #611 has received notice that two of the Americanism essays that were sent for judging at the 19th District level have won first place.
The winner in Class I (7th & 8th) is Maria Gentry. The winner in Class II (9th & 10th) is Elijah Agapito.
They were invited to read their essays at the District American Legion convention in Mattoon on May 4.
These first place essays have now been sent on to Department for further judging.
The title of the year’s essay was “How Would I Improve Our Form of Government?” Our unit had 81 essays to read and judge. Thanks to the Stewardson-Strasburg School District for promoting this very important part of the American Legion and Auxiliary and thanks to the judges for taking the time to read all of them.