KEESEVILLE - An Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by Elks Lodge #2072 in Keeseville drew participation from 87 students throughout the region. Three essays were chosen as winners for grades 5-6 and grades 7-8 and recognized at the lodge's first annual Youth Appreciation Day May 8.
Winners in grades 5-6 included essays written by William Coats, Adelle Bourgeois and Lydia Brown. Winners in grades 7-8 included essays written by Chyenne Sky Cramer, Shendara Emerson, and Dillon Savage. Each of these essays will be submitted to the district level of the contest and may advance to the state level or beyond. Essays by Shendara Emerson and William Coats were chosen to go on to the state level.
The Keeseville Elks sponsors youth activities such as youth commission baseball and softball, PAL football, the Americanism essay, Hoop Shoot, and Soccer Shoot.