Baldwinsville Three Durgee Junior High School eighth-graders have received awards in the local portion of the 2012-13 Elks Americanism Essay Contest, sponsored by the Liverpool Elks Lodge 2348. This year’s theme is “What Does the National Anthem Mean to Me.”
Zachary Roseberry placed first, Emma Heaton earned second place and Paige Smith placed third in the local competition. Their essays moved on to the state level of the competition, in which Emma Heaton received second place in Division II.
Timothy Morgan, a social studies teacher at the junior high, acted as the students’ advisor.