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Pictured left to right: Cheryl Higgins, Member of Mena Elks Lodge, McKenzie Knighten, Phyllis Caldwell, Chairperson of Mena Elks’ Drug Awareness Committee

HHE Student Places at State Drug Awareness Competition

BY MELANIE BUCK –

McKenzie Knighten, a 4th grader in Mrs. Riley’s homeroom class at Holly Harshman Elementary, was chosen as this year’s winner of the annual Elks Drug Awareness Poster Contest from Mena Elks Lodge #781. Following her local win, Knighten’s artwork was submitted to the Elks’ state level competition where she was awarded with Honorable Mention.

For her award, Knighten’s poster artwork was printed onto a T-shirt and her original poster was framed for her. She was presented a check in the amount of $50 and her whole class was treated to a pizza party.

Mrs. Riley said, “We would like to congratulate McKenzie and thank the Elks for sponsoring this important contest.”

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