Northport K-8 students were honored recently at the Port St. Lucie Elks Lodge No. 2658 for excellence in writing. The Elks offered St. Lucie County students the opportunity to respond to an essay contest entitled “What Veterans Day Means To Me!” Northport students, their parents and families, and media specialist Lynne Gruszka, were treated to a wonderful dinner, honored with six cash prizes of $100 and $50 for all winners, and beautiful plaques inscribed with each student’s name. The students were thrilled with the opportunity to experience writing with feedback and reward from community members. Northport thanks the Elks Lodge 2658 for the excellent opportunity to respond to one of the most important questions that students can answer. Pictured are essay winners, from left, Taygen Pennella, Darley Dorvilier, Trevor Walk, Connor O’Sullivan and Elks Lodge Americanism chairman Jack DeBell. Not pictured are essay winners Syad Rievi and Naema El-Azzami. Participating in the contest and the dinner was a wonderful experience for the Northport K-8 School students.