Hickey takes first in Legion essay contest

EASLEY — Dacusville Elementary fifth-grader Kerri Hickey was recently named the winner of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 52’s first-ever American history essay contest.

The topic was The Voyage of the Mayflower. Hickey’s essay was a diary of the voyage with the supplies she brought and what she wished she had when she landed in the New World. Hickey received her award at the Easley American Legion Post 52 meeting Jan. 27.

Her family, principal and teachers attended the meeting to support her.