PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND Flag Day essay and poetry winners are honored at the annual ceremony. This year's winners in the eighth grade are Alexa T. Brndjar from Eyer Middle School, Jason L. Bowen from Lower Macungie Middle School and Laurie Slagle of Lower Macungie Middle School. The essay winners stand with Emmaus Mayor Winfield Iobst and Marge Heatley, EFDA president. Additional photos appear on page A2.
Judge Douglas G. Reichley, Lehigh County Court of Commom Pleas, is the keynote speaker at the ceremony held at Emmaus Community Park in the borough.
Anderson Brndjar gets into the spirit of the event. Progam highlights included patriotic songs and readings of the winning essays and poems.
This year's poetry winners in the fifth grade are Esther H. Nguyen from Alburtis Elementary School, Victoria A. Rivera from Alburtis Elementary School and Kathleen A Taranto from Shoemaker Elementary School. The poetry winners pose with Emmaus Mayor Winfield Iobst and Marge Heatly, EFDA president.
Students celebrate the Stars and Stripes in poetry and prose
Emmaus holds annual Flag Day observance
Patriotic songs and winning essays and poetry were among the program highlights of the annual Flag Day observance at Emmaus Community Park in the borough.
The festivities included the presentation of awards by Emmaus Mayor Winfield Iobst.
Winning writers and poets read their entries on this year's theme, "What the American flag means to me." Esther H. Nguyen, Victoria A. Rivera and Kathleen A. Taranto took first, second and third place honors in poetry. Alexa T. Brndjar, Jason L. Bowen and Laurie L. Slagle placed first, second and third, respectively, for their essays.
All of the students attended schools in the East Penn School District at the time of the contest.