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Students Receive Veterans Essay & Poster Awards

November 11, 2013
November 11, 2013
Release date: 2013-11-11T07:55:04-06:00

 

Students Receive Veterans Essay & Poster Awards

2013 Veterans Essay & Poster Award winners

Students from Emporia and Southern Lyon County were recognized Sunday for their winning entries in the annual All Veterans Tribute Essay and Poster Awards contest. Corporal Drew Nyman of Emporia, retired U.S. Marine Corps, was the guest speaker at the awards ceremony, accompanied by his military service dog Agis.

The following winners were presented certificates and cash awards.

5th Grade Essays:  1st place, Destinee Washburn, Olpe Elementary; 2nd place, Lauryn Broyles, Olpe Elementary;  and 3rdplace, Lillian Weltha, Riverside Elementary.

6th Grade Essays:  1st place, Sophia Seeley, Emporia Middle School; 2nd place, Emma McManaman, Emporia Middle School; and 3rd place, Adamaris Palomares, Emporia Middle School.

7th Grade Essays:  1stplace, Emily Leonard, Olpe Junior High School; 2nd place,  Whitney Cole, Olpe Junior High; and 3rd place, Angela Davis, Olpe Junior High.

8th Grade Essays:  1st place, Hayley Cole, Olpe Junior High; 2nd place, Kadon  Redeker, Olpe Junior High School; and 3rd place, Caleb Vogts, Olpe Junior High.

High School Essays:  1st place, Felicia Haverland, 11th Grade, Turning Point Academy; 2nd place, Jazmine Klumpe,  9th Grade, Olpe High School; and 3rd place, Montana Lujan, 10th Grade, Olpe High School.

5th Grade Posters: 1st place, Max Blaufuss, Olpe Elementary; 2nd place, Beatriz Ibarra, Riverside Elementary; and 3rd place, Casandra Rodriguez, Riverside Elementary.

6th Grade Posters: 1st place,  Jenna Dieker, Olpe Elementary;  2nd place, Alexus Stevens, Olpe Elementary; and 3rd place, Ethan Baker, Olpe Elementary.

8th Grade Posters: 1st place,  Hayley Cole, Olpe Junior High School; 2nd place, Jenna Duncan, Olpe Junior High; and 3rd place, Kerina Heineken, Olpe Junior High.

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