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Elman Diaz Molina
B: 1974-04-20
D: 2017-09-23
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Diaz Molina, Elman
Lloyd Faulkingham
B: 1933-07-02
D: 2017-09-18
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Faulkingham, Lloyd
Russell Reynolds
B: 1940-01-03
D: 2017-09-17
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Reynolds, Russell
Montgomery Moltz
B: 1933-06-13
D: 2017-09-16
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Moltz, Montgomery
Harry Putman
B: 1926-03-06
D: 2017-09-14
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Putman, Harry
Ralph Sprague
B: 1930-09-10
D: 2017-09-10
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Sprague, Ralph
Austin Walsh
B: 1926-08-20
D: 2017-09-08
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Walsh, Austin
Anna Stier
B: 1950-09-23
D: 2017-09-08
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Stier, Anna
Donna Steigerwald
B: 1927-02-23
D: 2017-09-08
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Steigerwald, Donna
Maureen Albrecht
B: 1925-04-08
D: 2017-09-08
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Albrecht, Maureen
Raoul Pouliot
B: 1924-02-08
D: 2017-09-06
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Pouliot , Raoul
Gladys Olsen
B: 1925-02-20
D: 2017-09-06
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Olsen, Gladys
Adele Fisher
B: 1928-10-17
D: 2017-09-05
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Fisher, Adele
Bruce Campbell
B: 1953-11-19
D: 2017-09-05
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Campbell, Bruce
Margaret Dwyer
B: 1943-11-30
D: 2017-09-03
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Dwyer, Margaret
Gordon Chase
B: 1930-08-23
D: 2017-09-03
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Chase, Gordon
Linda Richard
B: 1947-04-10
D: 2017-09-02
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Richard, Linda
Margaret Thomas
B: 1931-11-22
D: 2017-08-30
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Thomas, Margaret
Daniel Campbell
B: 1929-02-28
D: 2017-08-30
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Campbell, Daniel
Susan Aitkin
B: 1937-06-21
D: 2017-08-30
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Aitkin, Susan
Catherine D'Avignon
B: 1962-02-24
D: 2017-08-26
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D'Avignon, Catherine

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Youth Essay Contest & Award Ceremony

The winners of our Youth Essay Contest were recognized during the Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance on May 29, 2017 at Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. All Indian River County area middle and high school students were invited to participate, and submissions were accepted at the funeral from through the entire month of April. The contest's purpose was to inspire youths in our community to learn more about this important holiday.

The 2017 Youth Essay Contest Winners:

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION


Cox-Gifford Seawinds Community Outreach, a program of Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home, will announce the winners of their Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest on May 29, 2017 in a special awards ceremony during the Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance.

Six winners of this contest will share cash prizes totaling $1,600! Winning essays will be featured on Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory's website, social media pages, and other related print and electronic media.

This essay contest was open to all Indian River County area middle and high school students, and submissions were accepted at the funeral home during the month of April 2017. All entries had to be presented in a personal essay format, with 500 to 525 words on the true meaning of Memorial Day.


Official Contest Rules CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RULES [PDF]

1. Eligibility: Entrants must be middle or high school students enrolled in the Indian River County School District. Entries from private, charter and home schools will also be accepted.

2. Format: Entries must be presented in the format of a Personal Essay, between 500-525 words, using a double-spaced 12-point font and must include a bibliography (not included in the word count).

3. Topic: “The True Meaning of Memorial Day”. Students are encouraged to discuss the essay theme with teachers, parents and friends. The essay should be positive and clearly focused on the theme. Teachers and parents may check essays, but the content of the essay must be that of the student.

4. Research: Research is essential in creating a quality essay. Please cite library resources, Web URLs with access dates, and personal interviews.

5. Bibliography: The bibliography must cite at least two references. Entries that do not include a bibliography will be disqualified.

6. Essay Entries: Must be submitted and received between April 1 and April 30, 2017. Entries cannot be acknowledged or returned, and they become the property of Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory. Essay entries cannot be accepted through email. Essays should be mailed to: Cox-Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, ATTN: Community Outreach Coordinator Diane Saunier, 1950 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Entries must be accompanied by a 3x5 index card, attached but not stapled to essay containing the following information: contestant’s name, mailing address, phone number, name of school, grade level (ex: 8th grade; 10th grade), student ID number, and name of parent/guardian who will accompany contestant at the May 29, 2017 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony.

7. Evaluation Process: Winning essays will be selected on the following basis:

>25 points—Originality and creativity
>25 points—Compliance with the assigned topic
>20 points—Factual accuracy
>15 points—Grammar and organization of content
>15 points—Scope of research

8. Awards: $500 will be awarded to one each middle and high school first place winner; $200 will be awarded to one each first place runner-up at middle and high school levels and $100 will be awarded to one each second place runner-up at middle and high school levels. Each winner and his/her parent/guardian must be present to receive their prize. Winners will be notified prior to the May 29 Essay Contest Awards Ceremony.


Throughout the course of the year, Cox-Gifford Seawinds Community Outreach hosts free workshops, seminars, and remembrance events intended to enhance the well-being and overall health of the Vero Beach community. All of our Community Outreach events are free of charge and open to all, regardless if they have been served by our company.

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