Our Scholarship Award winner was Cory Jacob Hillard, grandson of Carroll
Poche. Cory (CJ) graduated from Pearl River High School and plans to attend ULL in Lafayette. After presenting him with
his award, he was asked to read his Americanism Essay.
The Ladies Auxiliaries' Young American Creative Patriotic Art
Award was won by Kelli Laderer. She is an Auxiliary Member of 8720
and just graduated from Lakeshore High School. Kelli has won a full scholarship to an Art School in Memphis. Her art entry
was beautiful and very creative with lots of symbolism.
The State has not yet announced the winner. If she wins State, we feel
she has a chance of winning one of the eight National Scholarships ($10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,500 or $500)
After receiving her award,
Kelli read her essay on what you were expressing in your art.
Bobbi Laderer (Kelli's Sister) has been faithful
with running the kitchen for our Bingos and was presented a Certificate of Appreciation and a check.
Frank Lanzetta coordinated our very successful
Poppy Drive and was presented a Commander Award by Commander Mike Peats.
Thank you Carol and Betty for preparing all
our meals for our monthly and District meetings. They were presented a gift card.