Payton Woodring won the Americanism Essay Contest sponsored by John Richards #284 American Legion Auxiliary.

The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors an American Essay Contest each year. The John Richards Post #284 of Fairfax invites students in grades 3 – 12 to participate. This year’s winner was Payton Woodring. Her entry also won third place in Class II in District 4.
The theme of the 2017 essay contest was: How does learning about government and our America help you become a future guardian of the liberties of our country?
A monetary award and certificates were presented to Payton on Monday at school.
The Auxiliary will soon be organizing the ALA Americanism Contest for 2018.