Los Banos Elk Lodge #2510 is sponsoring an Americanism essay contest for students in grades 5,6,7 and 8. In 300 words or less, students should focus on the theme “What is your American Dream?”

Eligible participants must be a student enrolled in the fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth grade during the normal 2022-23 school year. The essay must be typed or legibly printed in ink and must be submitted as written (or typed) by the entrant. Every essay must have the author’s name, home address, grade, school attended and sponsoring Lodge.

Entry forms can be found at www.elks.org/programs/americanism.cfm. Entries must be received no later than December 15, 2022.

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