Affton Elks Lodge No. 2635 recently presented savings bonds to Gotsch Intermediate School students who were winners of the Elks’ Americanism Essay Contest. Pictured, front row, from left, are: first-place winner Samuel Aufmuth, who received a $100 savings bond; second-place winner, Elena Bresler, who received a $75 savings bond; and third-place winner Anthony Eickelberger, who received a $50 savings bond. Back row, from left, are: Americanism Essay Chairman Tom Parchomski, Principal Brian Smith and Americanism Essay Committee member Bill De Larber. All 157 contest participants received certificates of recognition.