Essay contest winners

From left, are Niko Burgoon, Iron Mountain second-place winner; Dale LaPalme, adjutant treasurer, MOPH Chapter 1879; and Hailey Greenleaf, Iron Mountain first-place winner. Greenleaf also took third at state.
From left, are Norway-Vulcan teacher Brooke Granquist; Kimberly Proctor, Norway first-place winner; Katie Stromquist, second-place winner; and LaPalme. Monetary awards were give from both Chapter 1879 and the state chapter.

Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1879 of Iron Mountain recently sponsored a seventh-grade essay contest on “Why I Am Proud to be an American.” The contest was open to students at Iron Mountain and Norway-Vulcan Middle Schools.

Teachers selected first- and second-place winners, with those essays moving on to state competition.