Pictured above is Christopher Sanders, a junior at Conner High School in Hebron, Kentucky, and the first place winner of the 2015 Bernard A. “Barney” Hogan Essay Contest sponsored by Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926 in Petersburg, Kentucky. Mr. Sanders wrote his winning essay on the topic of “Freemasonry and the Culture of America.” Christopher is the son of Mr. And Mrs. William L. Sanders III. In additional to his cash prize, Christopher also received a plaque from the Lodge and a copy of Mark Tabbert’s book, American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities. Shown above with Christopher are Dan Kemble, Contest Committee Chairman, and Travis Bush, Master of Elvin E. Helms Lodge No. 926.