American Legion Auxiliary essay winners recently read their winning essays to area veterans. .

American Legion Auxiliary essay winners recently attended a dinner where they read their essays to veterans. Front row, left to right : Ellie Acree, 1st place Class I; Lexy Smith, 2nd place Class I; Rian Mathews, 3rd place Class II. Second Row, left to right: Sue Warren, president of the auxiliary; Kealynn Smith, 2nd place Class II; Keira Roney, 3rd place Class I; Mackenzie Blackford, 1st place Class III, 1st place at district Class III, 1st place at state Class III; and Charlene Thompson, vice-president of the auxiliary. Courtesy photo.