Amos Hastings from the Veterans of Foreign Wars visited Terra Vista Middle School to present participant certificates to 11 students and awarded two students with 2nd & 3rd place prizes for the Patriots Pen Writing Contest.
The youth essay contest is conducted nationwide and sponsored by the VFW. Students write a 300-400 word essay expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme, decided annually by the VFW’s Commander-in-Chief. was What Freedom Means To Me.
More than 120,000 students participated in last years contest and at least that many were expected to take part in the contest this year.
Please take a moment to congratulate these students when you see them:
2nd Place- Carmen Cervantez – winning $225
3rd Place – Hannah Geilhausen – winning $125
Congratulations students and great job!