The winners for the State of MS Americanism Essay contest (What makes you proud of America) are both from D’iberville, MS
Biloxi had 50 essays turned in and Hattiesburg had 1 no other lodges from our state had participants.
Division 1- 5th & 6th grade winner was Abigail Gibson and Division 2 - 7th & 8th grade winner was Kaylee Seymour both these winners received each a plaque from Biloxi lodge along with a $100. Gift card each. These young ladies also won the state of Mississippi division 1&2 and received a large plaque for participating in the contest, they both received a $100. Gift card from the MS Elks Association. Both were recognized this past Saturday at Biloxi Elks Awards banquet for their hard work they did on their essays.