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.”