elks lodge essay winner

Rachel Estillore, 6th grade student at Oslo Middle School, placed 1st in her division in the Elks Grand Lodge Americanism state essay competition. The theme of her essay was, "Why Our Veterans are American Heroes." Rachel received $1500 for her winning essay, and $250 from the Vero Beach Elks Lodge #1774. Rachel will be reading her essay for the state convention in Orlando this summer.