Penning winning essays
During a pep assembly on Jan. 30, representatives from the Sikeston Ladies Auxiliary 3174 presented the winners of the annual Patriot's Pen essay contest. The theme for this year's essay was "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans." Sydney Dittlinger, eighth grade student at Kelly Middle School, was awarded first place with Nathan Kiehl, eighth grade student at Kelly Middle School, earning second place. Pictured from left are: Nadine Wallace, junior vice president; Nathan Kiehl, Sydney Dittlinger, and Anita Williams, vice president of the Sikeston Ladies Auxiliary 3174.