Potlatch Brindle Beckner, Grade 7 Student, Ranks 1st in Idaho State VFW Patriot Pen Essay Contest | Idaho

POTLATCH – We would like to join the Potlatch School District in congratulating 7th grade student Brindle Beckner for receiving 1st place in the VFW Patriot Pen Writing Contest in the State of Idaho.

Brindle’s essay titled “How to be a Good American” will now be entered in the national portion of the contest in Washington, DC

Held nationwide, the VFW Patriots Pen Contest is a youth writing competition open to grades 6, 7 and 8, giving them the opportunity to write essays expressing their views on a patriotic theme. annual. The 2021-22 theme is “How Can I Be a Good American?” “






How does the competition work?

Essays typically have between 300 and 400 written words. The competition consists of four levels. The first level (entry) is sponsored by local VFW stations. Position winners advance, one for every 15 entries, to the VFW district (regional) level where the first winner is advanced to the VFW department (state) level. The first place winner at the department level is then advanced into the national VFW competition. The winner from each department (state) then competes for the national prizes.

National winners will receive at least $ 500. The national first place prize is currently $ 5,000.

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