Post 9053 recognizes essay contest winner
TUPPERS PLAINS – Each fall season, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) host two competitions for young people. Patriot’s Pen, an essay contest for students in grades 6 to 8, and Voice of Democracy, a speech contest for students in grades 9 to 12. This year, “for the first time in a very long time,” Tuppers Plains VFW Post 9053 sponsored it for students living in Meigs County, according to a press release from The Post.
Cole Williams, eighth grader at Meigs Middle School, won at the post. Williams’ essay was then sent to the district level. The district informed the president of the Post 9053 Patriot’s Pen that Williams had won the district level and that his essay had now been sent to the state.
The subjects of the Patriot’s Pen essay were “How to Become a Better American?” The subject of the Voice of Democracy competition was “America, where do we go from here?” The essay was to be between 300 and 400 words long and the speech was to last three to five minutes.
Tuppers Plains VFW Post 9053 look forward to sponsoring these competitions in the years to come.
Submitted by Tuppers Plains VFW Post 9053.
Photo left: Cole Williams and 9053 Station Commander Charlie Mugrage.