Stacia Rains, principal of Henry Miller Elementary School in Los Banos will be entering posters from three students who won a contest at the school into the 10th annual Young Patriot Challenge held by the Merced County Office of Education.

The students who won at Henry Miller school are first-grader Olivia Bunch, second-grader Regina Anaya, and third-grader Leslie Argenal.

Their posters will be judged with other Merced County entries.

The contest is open to all Merced County public school and homeschool students and will help those who enter learn about the U.S. Constitution in a creative and fun way.

The contest also provides both public and homeschool teachers with the opportunity to meet the federal requirements to teach students about the U.S. Constitution every year on Constitution Day, Sept. 17.

Kindergarten to sixth-grade students will create posters, middle school students will write essays and high school students will prepare speeches as part of the annual competition.

Students who participate have the chance to win cash, gift cards and other prizes. 

Selected posters will be displayed at the Merced Mall from Oct. 6-18.

The award ceremony for parents and contest winners of all grade levels is scheduled for Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Rd.

The Westside Express