American Legion <br />presents awards to students

American Legion
presents awards to students Vermillion American Legion Post #1 announces the students chosen for the 2009 School Awards.  Teachers from each of the elementary schools and middle school select students to receive the American Legion School Awards.  One boy and one girl from each grade are chosen annually for this honor.  In addition to an American Legion School Award certificate, each student receives an American Legion Medal and certificate. Chosen from Austin Elementary were Ashlyn Bickett and Sam Ward for the first grade. Jolley School winners were Isabel Telleria and Justin Sorensen for the second grade; from the third grade, Kinsey James and Graydon Sitting Crow-Skillman; from the fourth grade, Kory Nielsen and Nolan Berheim; and from the fifth grade, Emme Schmidt, and Jonathan Jones.  At the middle school, Jenna Girard and Tim Ellison represented the sixth grade; Aubreaunna Raizola and Nathan Svendsen represented the seventh grade; and Meghan Cameron and David Day were the winners from the eighth grade.  St. Agnes School award winners were Brooke Assmus and Camerin Davoux in the first grade; Rachel Brady and Andrew Kronaizl in the second grade; Anneliese Taggart and Nathen Brady chosen in grade three;  Lexie Malimanek and Austin Davoux representing the fourth grade; and Sophia Taggert and Matt Ouellette were the award winners in the fifth grade.  "Students chosen to receive this recognition from the American Legion are students who have demonstrated outstanding development of the qualities of Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship, Honesty, and Service." said Ray Hofman, Legion Americanism officer, "and American Legion Post #1 is proud to recognize these young boys and girls who have been chosen by their teachers to represent their respective grades for the 2009 school year." Legion members Roger Kozak and Dick Stensaas assisted with the 2009 presentations.

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