Tuesday, May 26, 2015



Mrs. Mary VanEtten, Principal
Wellsville Elementary School
98 School Street
Wellsville , NY 14895

Dear Mrs. VanEtten:

The Wellsville Lodge of The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks would like to thank you for your participation in our 2008 - 2,009 Americanism Essay Contest. Also, we would like to thank each student who submitted an essay to our contest and the Fifth Grade Teachers for their participation.

The winners in this year's contest are as follows:

1st Place : Zan Qaderi 5th Grade
2nd Place : Mackenzie Golish 5th Grade

The essays we received were awesome and the Elks received great satisfaction reading each essay. Each of the above winners will advance to our District Competition and if successful at this level, they will move to the State Competition then on to the Nationals and possibly win the grand prize of a $1000.00 savings bond.

Again, thank you for allowing us to bring our Americanism Essay Contest to your school and we look forward to doing this again next fall.

Frank Ludu
Americanism Chairman



1st Place
The American Dream:  What Is It?

by Zan


2nd Place
The American Dream:  What Is It?

by Mackenzie