Polo American Legion Patrick Fegan Post #83 recognizes outstanding 8th grade graduates


POLO — Commander Cynthia Reynolds and Senior Vice Commander Becky Davis of Polo American Legion Patrick Fegan Post #83 presented two local eighth graders, Hurley Boothe and Ella Helfrich, with the American Legion School Medal Award during Aplington’s eighth grade promotion ceremony on May 24.

Per the American Legion website: “Youth are often awarded for their scholastic achievements, but The American Legion believes they should also be praised when they demonstrate strong qualities of character and good citizenship. That's why, since 1926, the Legion has recognized such students with its School Award Medal Program.”

To receive the recognition of an American Legion School Award Medal, each student must show the following characteristics: Courage, Patriotism, Honor, Scholarship, Leadership, and Service.

It is Polo American Legion Patrick Fegan Post #83’s honor to sponsor this program yearly and to recognize Hurley and Ella, as outstanding citizens who show these character traits.

Polo’s American Legion Patrick Fegan Post #83 meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at 101 E. Mason Street in Polo. Information on joining the legion or helping with community activities can be obtained through the legion e-mail address at patrickfeganpost83@gmail.com.