Winston elementary sixth grader Kristen Heldenbrand placed second in the nation in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks annual Americanism Essay Contest. Over 67,000 children in grades five through eight participated in two age groups.
Duane Heldenbrand, Cameron Elks Lodge exalted ruler, Kristen Heldenbrand, and Carroll Schleeter, Missouri Elks president.
Kristen had earlier placed first at the lodge level, district level and state level. She was awarded a $100