The VFW’s national Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy program starts with entries submitted at the Post level. Patriot Pen entries are then graded for content and Voice of Democracy entries are graded for content and presentation. Students must not state who they are, or what school they attend on the essay or CD. Judges only identify entries by their number to ensure that the winning entry is selected on merit only.
VFW Post 2591 is proud to announce the 2012 competition winners. The Patriot Pen winning entry was submitted by Drew Apsher who is an eighth grade student at Smithton.
The Patriot Pen assignment was to write a 300- to 500-word essay on “What Would I Tell Our Founding Fathers?”
David Boatright submitted the winning entry for the Voice of Democracy competition by addressing the question: “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” Boatright is a senior at Applewood Christian.
VFW Post 2591 congratulates all students who entered in this year’s competition.
Richard Meyer, who is an office at the Post and one of the judges, stated that he was imnpressed with the quality of all the entries and the thought process put into each entry.
Each winner will receive $375 from the Post and Ladies Auxiliary, and their entries have been submitted to District for further competition. Good luck to both of them.