Today (November 21, 2017) In Indian River County, we presented the awards to our first and third place winners in our STEP UP AMERICA essay contest. The topic for the essay was “What does freedom mean to you and what protects our freedoms?” First place winner is Alex McGuigan, from Storm Grove Middle School. He won a trip to Washington D.C.! Our third place winner is Hannah Widman, also from Storm Grove Middle School. She won a $50 visa gift card! Our second place winner will be announced on November 22nd. Stay tuned!