Haley Gustafson | Daily Press
At center, William Porath, commander of the Delta County Disabled Veterans of America (DAV), poses with the two essay
winners from Jones Elementary School in Gladstone, Rainah Beauvias, left, and Tacey Weber, right. The girls won an essay contest put on by the DAV with the topic “What Memorial Day means to Me.” Beauvias took first place and was awarded $50, and Weber placed second and was given $25. In addition, the winning student’s essays will be sent downstate for further review and possibly more awards for the contest.