Lions Club Patriotism Essay Contest Winners

(From left): Jun Su Maynard (Greenacres first place), Shaylee Fernlius (Jefferson first place), Kylee Mickelsen (Tendoy first place), Zoeigh Mortensen (Lions District 39 second place), Kaylynn Maynard (Indian Hills first place, District 39E and MD39 first place winner).

POCATELLO — The Pocatello Sunrise Lions Club Patriotism Award Ceremony was held May 9 at the Idaho State University Tech Cafe, presenting awards to the fifth-grade patriotism essay winners and also Lions District 39 second-place winner. The awards ceremony brings all the student winners together to share their wonderful patriotism essays.

This year's theme was "What makes a good American patriot?" The students this year were asked to write about being a patriot for their country. Their essays highlighted listening to what the Pledge of Allegiance means, standing up for school and church, honoring our flag, obeying the laws, showing kindness to others, helping our veterans and celebrating the Fourth of July. Each student participating in the contest received an information booklet about the United States Constitution.

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