November 16, 2017 - Shelby County Memorial VFW Post 8904 and the Auxiliary are proud to announce the winners of this year’s youth essay contests.
Patriot’s Pen – open to all students in grades 6-8. Essay of 300-400 words on this year’s theme: “America’s Gift to My Generation”.
First Place: Joaquin 8th grade student Cullen Freeman (shown in photo with mother, Amanda). Cullen received a framed certificate, Patriot’s Pen Medal and a check for $50.00.
Voice of Democracy – open to all students in grades 9-12. Oral essay of 3-5 minutes on this year’s theme: “American History: Our Hope for the Future”.
Co First Place Winners: Joaquin HS Senior Abigail Hooper and Joaquin HS Senior Matthew Silvey. Both received a framed certificate, Voice of Democracy Medal and a check for $100.00.
Each will now compete at the district level with results being announced within the next 7-10 days.
Congratulations to the winners and a thank you to all who took the time to enter.
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