Successes in Writing

Successes in Writing1
Sylvan Avenue Elementary School’s fifth-grade students recently showcased their writing skills and patriotic pride when they took part in the Patchogue Elks Lodge 1323 essay contest “Why is it important to vote?”

After completing their essays this past November, the contest winners were announced this March and celebrated at the school. This year’s winning pieces were penned by Shannon Alden (first-place prize), Hannah Denton (first runner-up) and Carlie Schwint (second runner-up).

The Elks Lodge Foundation’s goal is to build stronger communities through programs that support both the youth and veterans alike.