Bridgeport, PA 714

Bridgeport Elks Americanism



National Americanism Essay Contest

Current theme: What does it mean to love your country?

             Another academic year has begun and students all across our great country are back in classrooms to learn, and grow into our future leaders. The Bridgeport Elks are once again pleased to offer the national Americanism Essay Contest to fifth and sixth graders for Division I and seventh and eighth graders for Division II.

            For 2021-2022, members of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee have selected the theme, “What does it mean to love your country?” This very important patriotic contest gives school children the chance to express their views on their pride in America. Kindling our youth’s appreciation and respect for patriotism is central to understanding our country’s heritage. Our youth come to understand the symbols that represent what this country stands for, and can get a deep appreciation for the individuals who sacrifice everything so all can enjoy its freedom. The Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee and all Elks across the country enthusiastically endorse this program because patriotism is one of the BPOE’s great cornerstones.


For more information on the Americanism Essay Contest: Americanism Essay Contest