Area youth honored for patriotic essays
Washougal student is second-place statewide winner
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The inside of the Camas Community Center had a patriotic air on Sunday, Jan. 6, while local students were honored for their writing by the District 6 Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Ladies Auxiliary. Twenty-one award winners were escorted to their seats before reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and listening to guest speaker, Camas Mayor Scott Higgins. “It is a true honor to share some thoughts with you during this wonderful ceremony,” he said. The theme of this year’s essay competition for middle school students was, “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers,” and “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” for high school students. Elementary School students were also included in a state junior essay contest.