Ken Curto photoEssay winners1

The Ely Elks Lodge presented the local winners of the Grand Lodge Americanism Program for their essays submitted on the topic of “What the Pledge of Allegiance Means to Me” recently. The winners are Jesse Adams, Clara McOmber  and Celeste Garza and they are all fifth graders at Learning Bridge Charter School. The contest was open to fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders and the essays were judged by Ely Lodge, with the winners going to the Nevada State Contest. Pictured from left to right:   Jesse Adams, Clara McOmber and Celeste Garza