Today, we celebrated the anticipation of a special Villa tradition, our Family Mass and Picnic.…
Congratulations to middle school students, Mary C., Vanessa L., and Alexandra H. on their achievements in the Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest. Mary was awarded first place and received a $500 prize. Mary’s essay will be sent on to the national competition. Vanessa received third place and Alexandra received fifth place in the competition.
“We are so excited for our young writers!,” says 7th Grade ELA teacher, Mrs. Nancy Buck.
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.
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. (https://www.vfw.org/PatriotsPen/)
We are so proud of the girls on their accomplishments!