Pictured: Student Jayke Williamson, McGuffey Principal Cindy Baker and student Myra Hartings (not pictured: student Nellyanna Cooper) - the students were recognized for their Americanism Essays through the American Legion Auxiliary
McGuffey Elementary was named a 2022 All-American Elementary School by the American Legion Auxiliary and three of the school's students received awards for essays they wrote last school year. Students Jayke Williamson, Nellyanna Cooper, and Myra Hartings were recognized for their contributions to the Americanism Essay Contest. They wrote an essay based on the prompt, "How can we support families who provide care to their Veterans?"
The contest is divided into 6 classes based on grade levels, with 1st - 3rd place awards in each class. The winner of each group receives $50 and a $50 donation is given in the student's name to the Children of Warriors National President's Scholarship fund.