2018-04-21 / The Bullhorn

Middle school students earn Elks honors


GRACE HARDY | BULLHORN GRACE HARDY | BULLHORN On Wednesday, the Roxboro Elks Lodge honored six Roxboro Community School (RCS) middle school students for their essays on Americanism. Chair of the Americanism committee Kyle Puryear presented plaques and monetary awards to winners in two divisions. Puryear told students, parents and faculty at a small ceremony that he and the Elks were “thankful to have RCS participate” in the program. He said over 500 essays were submitted in the East Central District, and that students from cities such as Raleigh and Fayetteville competed. “We swept the district with three finalists,” said Puryear, which, he said, “highlights how good the quality of education is here at RCS.” Winners in the two divisions received plaques, certificates, and $25 for third place, $50 for second place and $75 for first place entries. The essay title this year was “Why Veterans Are Our Heroes.” In Division I, (fifth and sixth grade) Caleb Cline had the third place entry. Carver Pleasant was awarded second place, and Troy Gryder took first place honors. In Division II, (seventh and eighth grade) Kalyn Cole had the third place essay. Athena Dontas took second-place honors, and Gavin Yarbrough had the first-place entry.

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