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SALTSBURG: Essay, coloring contest winners receive awards

by By KELSY SHONDELMYER and ALYSSA MERTENS, Gazette Student News Reporters on January 10, 2014 11:00 AM

SALTSBURG — The new year has been busy at Saltsburg High School.

The Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department announced the Saltsburg Elementary School coloring contest and essay winners.

Saltsburg Middle/High School is getting ready for its second annual shoe drive.

[PHOTO: Winners of the essay and coloring contest held recently by the Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department were, front row, from left, Cullen Cooper, Lauren Gamble, Logan Jeffers and Logan Iapalucci; and second row, Anna Coleman, Abigail Pazak, Nathan Simpson, Domenic Bartolini, Seth Gibbons and Zoe Johnston. Absent from the photo was Jayla Slupe. (Submitted photo/Saltsburg Middle/High School)]

Every year the Saltsburg Fire Department hosts a coloring and essay contest for the elementary school.

Students pre-K to third grade participate in a coloring contest and fourth- and fifth-graders compete in a poster and essay contest. Once all the entries are submitted, the firemen pick the winners.

On Dec. 20, the Saltsburg Volunteer Fire Department presented the winners.

The winners were Jayla Slupe, pre-K; Cullen Cooper and Lauren Gamble, kindergarten; Logan Iapalucci and Logan Jeffers, first grade; Domenic Bartolini and Seth Gibbons, second grade; Abigail Pazak and Nathan Simpson, third grade; Anna Coleman, fourth grade; Zoe Johnston, fifth grade.

The winners were invited to the fire hall for a pizza party and a firetruck ride. The fourth- and fifth-grade winners received a bike and a $50 gift card to Walmart.

The second annual shoe drive is under way for NPG (Natural Philosopher’s Guild), sponsored by Linsey Palazzi.

The shoe drive is a fundraiser that supports NPG. It helps them raise money for their club from the Shoe Box Recycling Organization.

The shoe drive is the week of Jan. 13-17. They will be accepting shoes that are gently used and have to be in complete pairs.

It is a competition for the elementary school and high school.

The homeroom in the elementary school and high school that collects the most pairs will receive a breakfast party.

If you would like to donate your gently worn shoes, please drop them off at either school during regular school hours.

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