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Essay, Americanism Award winners honored

May 27, 2014

(Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

Pat Rougeux, of American Legion Post 62, presented their Americanism Awards to three eighth-grade students chosen by their teachers for their honor, courage, service, scholarship, leadership and Americanism at Monday's Memorial Day Observance in Barclay Square.

Pictured (from left) are Rep. Sam Smith, Pa. Speaker of the House; Betty Kotula, American Legion Post 62; Andrew William Wehrle, VFW Post 2076 essay winner, "What Does Patriotism Mean to Me?;” Emily Cavallo, Matthew Wehrle and Kaitlin Doverspike, Legion Post 62 Americanism winners; and Rougeux.

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