Addison Barnes and Caleb Feimster were recognized as winners of the Americanism Essay Contest.
Each year the Alexander Chapter of the NC Federation of Republican Women hosts the contest open to all 4th- grade students. This year's prompt was Who was Romulus Zachariah Linney, and what [were] his contributions to Alexander County?"
Shari Wetherspoon, past president of the club, presented the awards.
Addison, a student in Mrs. Natalie Millsaps' class at Sugar Loaf, won first place. She is the daughter of Derrick and Kisha Barnes.
Caleb, a student in Mr. Jordan Hefner's class at Stony Point Elementary, won second place. He is the son of Josh and Crystal Feimster.