Thyme Allen a winner in essay contest

THYME ALLEN

BEECH CREEK – The Beech Creek American Legion Ladies Auxiliary sponsored an Americanism Essay Contest earlier this year. Students in the Enrichment Program taught by Ms. Michelle Marasco at Liberty Curtin Elementary participated.

Thyme Allen, daughter of Randy and Tabitha Allen of Beech Creek, won fourth place for her essay in the fifth grade writing division.

Here is Thyme’s essay:

“What can I personally do to promote Americanism in my school or community?”

By Thyme Allen

In my essay, I will explain what I would personally do to promote Americanism in my school and my community. I will discuss what I would do for “Americanism Day” at school and where I would take my class on a historical field trip. I will explain what I will do for a “Community Americanism Party” and how I would organize a rummage sale.

To begin, for “Americanism Day” at my school I would have students dress up like men and women soldiers of the armed forces. During this time, my classmates and I would make care packages for in service soldiers.

Also, I would take my class on a historical field trip. I would take my class to Gettysburg where there were many battles of the Civil War. Students would visit and experience Devils Den. They could also stand on the exact battlefields where Union and Confederate soldiers once stood.

Next, for the “Community Americanism Party,”1 would rent a big space within my community. I would not make food. I would get a caterer. Also, I would invite everyone in my community and my family to join me in celebrating our country.

In addition, I would organize a rummage sale by gathering things to sell. I would ask people to help make signs to advertise. All proceeds and profits from this sale would be donated to the American Red Cross.

In conclusion, these are the things I would do to personally promote Americanism in my school and community.

I would hold an “Americanism Day” at my school. I would take my class on a historical field trip to Gettysburg. Within my community, I would host a “Community Americanism Party” and organize a rummage sale to benefit the American Red Cross.

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