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Hamden Lodge’s 2014 Americanism Essay Winners

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Hamden Elks Lodge #2224, serving Hamden and North Haven is pleased to announce the winners of the Lodge Americanism Essay contest. This contest was open to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in Hamden or North Haven schools. The theme “What Does Veteran’s Day Mean to Me?” Winners in Division 1 (Grades 5 and 6): Franny Pesticci (Grade 5) who attends St. Steven School, Morgan Dubay (Grade 6) and Anthony Capasso (Grade 6) who attend St. Rita School. Division 2 (Grades 7 and 8): Joseph Antonucci, Kayla Brady, Marcus Zikaras (Grade 8),who attend St. Rita School. Entries will next progress through District and State levels. The winners will receive their awards at the Hamden Elks #2224 Youth Banquet in May, honoring our local youth during National Youth Week. Entries will next progress through District and State levels, and finally Grand Lodge national level. To support or become involved in the Hamden Elks – an organization dedicated to patriotism, service to our hospitalized veterans, as well as youth scholarship, sports and drug prevention programs – contact Andy Caporossi at 203 288-3634.

2012 Americanism Essay Contest honorees at 2013 Youth Awards Banquet

Hamden Lodge 2013 Americanism Essay Contest Winners
Hamden Elks Lodge #2224, serving Hamden and North Haven, is pleased to announce the winners of the Lodge Americanism Essay contest. This contest was open to 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students in Hamden or North Haven schools. The theme was “What Does the National Anthem Mean to Me?” Winners in Division 1 (grades 5 and 6): Brendan Donohue who attends St. Rita School, Carolina Galvis and Brisa Mendoza who attend Saint Steven School. Division 2 (grades 7 and 8): Megan Basilici of Hamden Middle School, Michael DeLuca who attends St. Rita School and George King of Hamden Middle School.

2012-13 Americanism Essay Winners at Youth Award Banquet, May 2013.

2012-13 Americanism Essay Winners at Youth Award Banquet, May 2013.

Group of 2012-13 Americanism Essay Winners at Youth Award Banquet, May 2013.

Group of 2012-13 Americanism Essay Winners at Youth Award Banquet, May 2013.

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