Saturday June 29, 2013

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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 37 in Bellows Falls attended a Kurn Hattin School assembly in Westminster on May 30 and awarded 10 students who participated in its Americanism Essay Contest. All were presented with a certificate of achievement, a gift card to Walmart and praise for their thoughtful and inspirational essays. This year’s theme was "What Freedom Do I Enjoy." Some topics within the theme included: Freedom of speech, women’s rights, freedom of religion and speech, and freedom to have an education. The majority of the essayists chose to write about freedom of speech and what they were most thankful for and enjoyed having both as a citizen and as a student.