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Wong, McCorvey receive American Legion Award

NEDERLAND — Jayci Wong and Kyle McCorvy received the prestigious American Legion Awards at Central Middle School’s Awards Day ceremony.

These Canines were recognized for their qualities of Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship, and Service by the Butler – Redd American Legion Post 493 in Nederland.  Silmi Karowalia was named the Artist of the Year.  Gianni Pena, Antonio Valma, Kevin Phung, and Taylor Watts won iPad Minis for perfect attendance this school year.

Their names were randomly drawn from the large pool of students who came to school every day.  Silver Eagle coins were presented to eight students for maintaining perfect attendance during their four middle school years.

About Roger Cowles

Roger Cowles is the editor of The Port Arthur News. Born in Port Arthur, he grew up in Groves. He is a graduate of Port Neches-Groves High School and Lamar University, where he was editor of the University Press. Cowles is married to Celines Del Valle, is a member and past president of The Rotary Club of Port Arthur and serves on a number of boards for local agencies, including the United Way of Mid and South Jefferson County and the Salvation Army.

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