Two local students placed well in the Amvets Post 3572 Americanism Program annual essay contest.
The Amvets Americanism Program annual essay contest is for students in the sixth grade and up. The theme for this year’s contest was, “What does freedom look like?”
Micheal Wilt, who graduated last year from Fayette Christian School, won first place at the local level, first place in the district, first place in the state competition, and finished his run with a second place at the national level. Wilt received awards and money for his participation.
Jillian Griffith, who is currently a senior at Fayette Christian School, won first place at the local level, first place in the district and ended with a third at the state level. Griffith was also a recipient of awards and money for her participation.
The local Amvets post congratulates Wilt and Griffith. Next year the theme for the national essay contest is “What does flag protection mean to me?” Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to see a school counselor or to contact the Amvets through the Veterans Service Office.