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Kuna VFW Post 7019 Recognizes ‘Patriot Pen’ Winners

4:49 pm January 17th, 2013

From left, Post Service Officer Jeff Paton presents the award to Amariah Kotte, who attended with meeting with parents Cassidy and Racquel Kotte.

From left, Post Service Officer Jeff Paton, Jeff Pape, student winner Alyssa Pape, and Jodi Pape.

Each year the VFW has two contests for students in junior high (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). The junior high contest is called Patriot’s Pen and the high school is Voice of Democracy.

Patriot’s Pen requires the student to write an original essay consisting of 300-400 typewritten words. This year’s theme was “What I would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”

Voice of Democracy requires the student to record an original 3-5 minute essay on a standard cassette tape or CD with this year’s theme “Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?” If the student’s essays make it to National VFW they may receive awards of $500 to $5,000.

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