Salem Elks Lodge 305 placed three representatives in the Northeast Americanism District. “What Does Freedom of Speech Mean to Me?” was the theme for the essays. From left, Div. II 7-8th grades, Megan Miller, third place, $50; Div. I 5-6th grades, Macey Troy, first, $100; and Elise Bender, second, $75. Beside a gift card, each student was given a US Flag pin and a Salem Elks building pin. Miller and Bender read their essays during the Salem Elks’ Flag Day Ceremony on June 14.
The Children’s Hunger Alliance presented a $3,000 PNC Grant to Edison Local Schools to help finance the district’s seamless summer feeding program. Edison operates 11 locations within the district and distributes about 2,500 breakfast and lunches to kids on a weekly basis while funding support for the grant is provided by PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Rick Oxley, manager of school and summer nutrition for the Children’s Hunger Alliance, is shown with Fatima Smuck, district administrative assistant.