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Arthur Reed
B: 1934-05-19
D: 2017-06-21
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Reed, Arthur
Sylvia Griffiths
B: 1943-02-17
D: 2017-06-21
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Griffiths, Sylvia
Joshua Dunkel-Garcia
B: 1990-11-28
D: 2017-06-20
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Dunkel-Garcia, Joshua
Valentin Ortiz-Valencia
B: 1992-11-19
D: 2017-06-17
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Ortiz-Valencia, Valentin
Carol Kelley
B: 1941-12-27
D: 2017-06-16
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Kelley, Carol
Helen Dominguez
B: 1930-09-02
D: 2017-06-16
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Dominguez, Helen
William Meyers
B: 1932-04-09
D: 2017-06-13
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Meyers, William
Thomas Bender
B: 1937-09-28
D: 2017-06-12
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Bender, Thomas
Serge Foucher
B: 1960-08-13
D: 2017-06-11
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Foucher, Serge
Glenn Wadsworth
B: 1948-09-21
D: 2017-06-11
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Wadsworth, Glenn
Larry Baker
B: 1940-07-13
D: 2017-06-10
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Baker, Larry
Cecelia Rueb
B: 1929-02-27
D: 2017-06-05
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Rueb, Cecelia
Grace Arquelada
B: 1926-03-18
D: 2017-06-05
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Arquelada, Grace
Clemente Avitia
B: 1947-10-09
D: 2017-06-01
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Avitia, Clemente
Lois Maeder
B: 1926-12-15
D: 2017-06-01
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Maeder, Lois
Amanda Semenza
B: 1934-05-30
D: 2017-05-31
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Semenza, Amanda
Patricia Monte
B: 1957-01-15
D: 2017-05-28
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Monte, Patricia
Brian Jenkins
B: 1961-03-22
D: 2017-05-26
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Jenkins, Brian
Nancy Baumbach
B: 1948-10-23
D: 2017-05-25
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Baumbach, Nancy
Juana Gallo
B: 1942-09-27
D: 2017-05-19
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Gallo, Juana
Harry Trovinger
B: 1924-10-22
D: 2017-05-16
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Trovinger, Harry

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Memorial Day Youth Essay Contest & Award Ceremony

The winners of Lodi Funeral Home's annual Youth Essay Contest were recognized during the Memorial Day Patriotic Remembrance on May 29, 2017 at Lodi Memorial Park & Cemetery. All San Joaquin 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.

Lodi's 2017 Youth Essay Contest Winners:

Middle School Division
First Place: Christa Chapman
Second Place: Rebecca Brodehl
Third Place: Kylie Brown
High School Division
First Place: Bryson Delph
Second Place: Selena Johnson
Third Place: Robert Perrin

Lodi Community Outreach, a program of Lodi Funeral Home, Inc., 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 Lodi Funeral Home, Inc.'s website, social media pages, and other related print and electronic media.

This essay contest was open to all San Joaquin 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 San Joaquin County, CA area 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 Lodi Funeral Home. Essays should be mailed to: Lodi Funeral Home, 725 South Fairmont Ave, Lodi, CA 95240. Entries must be accompanied by a 3x5 index card, attached but not stapled to essay containing the following information: contestant’s name, address, phone number, student ID number, and name of parent/guardian who will accompany contestant at the related 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 both middle and high school levels and $100 will be awarded to one each second place runner-up in both middle and high school levels. Each winner and his/her parent/guardian must be present to receive their prize.


2016 Youth Essay Contest Winners:

High School:
First Place: Kameron Fernandez
Second Place: Avneet Kaur Gill
Third Place: Ana Sandoval
Middle School:
First Place: Rebecca Brodehl
Second Place: Angelica Magallon
Third Place: Katie Moreno

Throughout the course of the year, Lodi Community Outreach hosts free workshops, seminars, and remembrance events intended to enhance the well-being and overall health of the Lodi 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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