AMVETS Annual Americanism Essay Contest


AMVETS (American Veterans) is a volunteer-led organization on national, district, state, and local post levels. AMVETS sponsors an Americanism Essay Program each year to students grades 6 through 12. According to their website, it is a patriotic program that the organization offers schools and youth organizations as a resource for teaching students in kindergarten through 12th grade about their American heritage, civics and citizenship. AMVETS and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary sponsor contests at the local and state level in which students design flags or posters and write essays. The winners at the local level progress to the state contests and the state winners are then entered into the National competition.

Mr. Zeck is a life member of AMVETS Post 45 in Salem, Ohio and has been offering Lisbon students the opportunity to participate in the Americanism essay contest for the last ten years. Historically, Lisbon students have consistently placed first, second, or third at both the local and state levels. Typically, over $1,500 is awarded each year to Columbiana County students.

This years winners and awards include:

12th Grade, First Place: Payden Chapman ($250), Second Place: Holly Graham ($125), Third Place: Haley Howe ($75)

10th Grade, First Place: Ashley Craver ($150), Second Place: Hannah Hiscox ($100), Third Place: Brandon Hurst & Karina Pasholka ($50)

9th Grade, First Place: Catelyn Frantz ($100), Second Place: Lindsey Chludzinski($50)

8th Grade, First Place: Brandon Brownfield & Emily Klein ($75), Second Place: Annie Coleman & Samantha Tinsley ($50), Third Place: Jacob Mundy & Lauryn Todd ($25), Honorable Mention: Seth Phelps

7th Grade, First Place: Katie Chludzinski ($75), Second Place: Sean Preston ($50), Third Place: Madeleine Schreffler ($25)

Congratulations to all the winners for a job well done!