Aliyah Eddy won first-place honors among the fifth- and sixth-grade students from Helen M. Knight Elementary school who entered the contest. Second place in that age category went to Corah Moody, and the third-place recipient was Miranda Corbin.
Cindy Lu, was the first-place winner among students from Grand County Middle School who submitted essays. Keaira McCarthy took second place and Cayden Clark placed third.
The title for the 2014 contest was “How Can I Show My Pride in Being an American?” The first-, second- and third-place winners in each division received cash awards and certificates.
The local American Legion Auxiliary thanked all the students who submitted essays and all the local teachers who encouraged students to participate.