Kuna VFW Post 7019 Senior Vice Commander, Ernie Smith, presented certificates and prizes to our entries in Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contests at our meeting Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
For Patriot’s Pen there were four entries including Elena Foutz, First Place, with a prize of $100 and certificate. The other entries were Meagan Lyn Bird, Logan Massie, and Madison Goforth each receiving $25 and certificates.
School grades 6-8 participate in the Patriot’s Pen contest consisting of a 300-400 word essay. The theme was: “What Patriotism Means to Me.”
The Voice of Democracy First Place winner was Esther Frederick receiving a prize of $100 and certificate. The theme this year was “Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future” This contest is for students in grades 9-12 and is a 3-5 minute speech. Esther is “home schooled.” Please note that home schooled students are eligible for both contests.
The themes for next year will be available soon. School Advisors will have applications and additional information. You may also contact Kuna VFW Post Service Officer, Jeff Paton, at 922-1590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for entries to the Post is November 1, 2014.