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American Legion Post #238 Essay Contest Winners Announced

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The West Paterson American Legion Auxiliary Unit #238 has announced the winners of its 2018 Americanism Essay Contest. The following students are the winners at the unit level: 

Beatrice Gilmore School: third grader Xavier Diaz and fourth grader Abdul Abdallah. Honorable mentions - Aayaan Malik and Jason Snyder

Memorial School: fifth grader Daniella Mencia, sixth grader Alberto Toro, seventh grader Samantha Ramos (no winner for eighth grade). Honorable mentions - Lily Aspirany, Gabriela Acosta and Jenna Hindeleh

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Additionally, at the Passaic County level, Xavier Dias is the Class I winner, Daniella Mencia is the Class II winner and Samantha Ramos is the Class III winner. All county winners' essays will move on for consideration at the NJ State level in June.

"We are very proud of all the children of Woodland Park," American Legion Unit #238 Americanism chairwoman Cathy Pagano wrote in a letter announcing the winners to Superintendent Dr. Michele Pillari. "I would like to thank you for such a great response to this year's contest." 

Winners have been invited to a special program at the American Legion Post #238 where they will be recognized.

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