Sixth and eighth Grade American Essay Contest winners from Copiah Academy and their families were honored guests.
The students read their fascinating essays about the experiences and impressions of immigrants as they passed through the rigors of Ellis Island on their way to a new home in America.
Carol Rigby, American History Chairperson, presented the awards to the following: sixth grade: 1st place, Zach Thompson; 2nd place (tie), Thomas Ramsey and Sam Papizan.
Eighth grade: 1st place, Bryce Hartley; 2nd place, Alexis Hartley; 3rd place, Chase Gaddy.
Pat King, Sharron Malpass, and Alice Moreland were hostesses for the meeting.