Congratulations to seventh grader, Mary C., on her achievement in the Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest. Mary was awarded a certification of merit for placing in the top three out 107 essayists in the Patriot’s Pen “What Freedom Means to Me” writing competition and was noted for being “one of the best” ever read by the judges. Congratulations Mary!
ELA teacher, Mrs. Nancy Buck has several other writing contests listed on her Moodle page under Writing workshop : contests for the girls. “I am encouraging the girls to take a shot at one or two; I am available to give comments on their entries,” she says.
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 Mary on her accomplishment!