The Belington Post 96, American Legion, as a part of their Americanism and Youth mission, presented scholarship and achievement awards to those outstanding 8th grade students on June 4-5.
The Belington Middle School Outstanding Scholarship Award was presented to Lindsey Blake and the Runner-up Scholarship Award was presented to Kayla Harris.
At Kasson School, several eighth-grade students participated in the essay contest where each answered the question, "What Veteran's Day Means To Me." The winner was Brian Mitchelltree and the runner-up Award went to Gavin Wolfe.
Belington Middle School award winners are, from left Kayla Harris and Lindsey Blake. Also pictured are American Legion Post 96 members Ralph Baumgardner and Eugene Dolly.
Kasson School award winners are, from left, Brian Mitchelltree, Anthony Phillips, Ashley Booth and Gavin Wolfe. Also pictured are American Legion Post 96 members Ed Corey and Ralph Baumgardner.
At Kasson, Anthony Phillips earned the Outstanding Scholarship Award, while Ashley Booth took home the runner-up honors.
Belington Post 96 of the American Legion, through its community involvement, youth activities and Americanism mission, interacts with the schools in southern Barbour County each year.
The post provides flag etiquette instruction and Essay Contest opportunities, as well as scholarship awards. In addition, Post 96 provides a container in front of the Belington Civic Center for the public to place unserviceable U.S. flags that are disposed of by ceremonial burning on each Flag Day.
The Belington American Legion meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Belington Senior Center on Crim Avenue.
For more information please call Commander Ralph Baumgardner at 304-591-5588 or 304-823-2326.