Sunday, April 22, 2012

Haile Middle School students receive Patriot Pens awards from Braden River VFW

Left to right, Sar-Kate Dyson, Taylor Lewis, VFW Commander Dave Daily and Brianna McVaugh 

Braden River Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12055 Commander David Daily recently awarded three first-place awards for the annual Patriots Pen essay contest.

Under the direction of Haile Middle School Language Arts Department Chair Dana Mills, more than 200 middle school students wrote and entered an essay on the subject “Are you proud of your country?”

Braden River VFW Post 12055 then selected three winners for awards and for advancement to VFW District judging. Conducted nationwide, this VFW sponsored youth essay competition gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy.

Each student entry received a certificate, an engraved plaque and a check for $100.

Brianna McVaugh has won this award each of the three years she entered. In her first winning year in 2010, she won the next level District judging and advanced to the state judging.

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