North Vista student wins State Elks Essay Contest
The Florence Elks Lodge #1020 recognized Jameek Fryson on June 2 as the first place winner in the “2014-15 South Carolina Elks Americanism Essay Contest.” This year’s essay contest theme was “What The Pledge of Allegiance Means To Me.” The contest is open to students in the 5th through the 8th grades. Fryson’s essay won the Division One category that includes 5th and 6th grades. He is the second first place winner at the state level of competition from Florence School District 1 in the past two years.
Last year Macy Pegram won the 2013-14 first place award in Division 1. Fryson’s essay has been submitted to compete at the national level of competition. This year’s winners will be announced at the Elks Grand Lodge Convention to be held in Indianapolis, IN, in July. To learn more about the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, see our website at www.elks.org or contact the local Lodge at (843) 665-8810.