A recent writing contest asking students to thoughtfully explain what Patriotism means, has provided a handful of Memorial Junior High Students with the opportunity to earn high honors, and the South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools congratulates them for their efforts. Entitled the Patriot’s Pen youth writing competition and sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Memorial Junior High students were asked to pen what patriotism means to each one of them. The local Women’s Auxiliary administered the program to our SEL Students, where a total of 57 essays were submitted for judging. Four of those individuals, Elliot Fain, Megan Rhine, Rebecca Rossi and Damon Thomas, Jr, earned the top winner prize of $100.00, and had their essays submitted to the state level competition. Additionally, eight other Memorial Junior High Students earned Honorable Mention. These students were Haajira Abdur-Razzaaq, Taelor Lester, Connie Loo, Sophie Patch, Jenna Perry, Kennedi Thomas, Demitrea Wilson and Jacob Young.
The SEL Schools congratulates each of these students for taking time to reflect on the importance of Patriotism, and thanks the Language Arts and Social Studies teachers for promoting the contest.