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American Legion Post No. 254 Commander Jim Carbone recently recognized four local students with certificates and monetary awards for participating in the 83rd annual American Legion Essay Contest. Honesdale High School senior Emma Morgan Oliver won first place in the ninth- through 12th-grade category. Her subject was “What Does Being a Patriot Mean to Me?” Oliver’s essay was forwarded to the 15th District contest where she placed fourth.

Also receiving recognition were Wallenpaupack Area High School students Andrew Waz-Fullum and Mathew Waz-Fullum who placed second and third respectively. The winner of the sixth through ninth-grade category was Wayne Highlands student James J. Carbone. His subject was “What Can Be Done to Build Respect for our State and Local Law Enforcement?”

Post No. 254 meets at the Chamber of Commerce building, at 7 p.m., on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Any veteran interested in joining should contact Commander Carbone at


From left: William Malloy, Brent Fullum, Warren Schloesser, Jim Carbone, Emma Olver and Chester Gorski.