The winners were recognized and honored at a luncheon with their families, where they read their essays. The winners in the Voice of Democracy category were Erica Locke-1st place, Whitney Madill-2nd, and Emily Carr-3rd place. Winners in the Patriot’s Pen category were Isabella Hurley-1st place, Justin Schoonover-2nd place, and Trinity McEwen-3rd place. Students who participate have the opportunity to be awarded at the post level, district level, state and national levels. This year the VFW gave prizes totaling $1,300.
Pictured Back Row left to right: Corny Blokzyl, VFW Post 1568 Commander, Erica Locke, Emily Carr, Whitney Madill and Ollie Crisp, VFW Post 1568 Quartermaster. Front Row: Isabella Hurley, Trinity McEwen, and Justin Schoonover.