Contributed by Keri Hoyt.
Sixth grade student Dahlia Cyrille, of , won first place in Division 1 of the Americanism Essay Contest.
Dahlia's Essay was filled with enthusiasm about how privileged we are to live in this great country.
As a first place winner Dahlia received a check for $50 from Patchogue Elks Lodge #1323 and her essay will be forwarded to the Elk State Division where her essay will be entered with other student entries from all over the New York state.
Dahlia's essay is posted in the .