Winning Patriotic Authors

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Sylvan Avenue Elementary School fifth-graders expressed their patriotism by putting pen to paper this winter and drafting essays for a writing contest sponsored by the Elks Lodge of Patchogue.

Each student in the grade created pieces surrounding the topic of “How Can I Promote Americanism and a Love of Country?” As a result of their submissions, Aidan Cameron, Abigail Friscia and Matthew Van Pelt were named winners and will now have their pieces judged at the state level.

The winners were honored by members of the Elks during a recent grade-level assembly program.