Americanism essay winners

Two seventh graders from North Central School took honors for their entries in the 2018-19 Americanism Essay Program competition. The program is sponsored by the Department of Michigan, Military Order of the Purple Heart Americanism Program, and local chapter 1879. From left are teacher Cheryl Proksch; local first place winner Chloe Beauvais, who received $100; local second place winner Brandin Strauss, who received $75; and chapter Past Commander Dale LaPalm. Both winners continued on to the state competition where they were chosen for a tie for second place and each student received an additional $300.