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Patriot Pen Essay Contest

 The seventh grade class at Olney Junior High School recently brought home honors from the annual Patriot Pen Essay Contest at the county level. Cooper L. won third place, Justin S. won second place, and Mya G. brought home first place honors.

 Each fall VFW Post #8567 located in Young County, Texas hosts the contest for students in 6-8th grades. The VFW Auxiliary judge the essays and the top two winners are then sent to the district level in Wichita Falls. This year’s theme was, “The America I Believe In.” Miss Garcia also won third place at district.

 Each year more than 125,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $50,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March.

 The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

Olney ISD809 Hamilton StreetOlney, TX  76374

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