Patriotic Pen Essay Contest winners cited by Auxiliary

The 2020 Patriotic Pen Essay Contest has come to an end.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 6707 sponsors this contest.

Only one school participated this year because of the coronavirus. Kiel Middle School students submitted 66 entries. The students needed to answer the question, “What does patriotism mean to me?” The students were judged on their knowledge of the topic, development of the theme, and grammar and punctuation.

The winners were Ashley Plehn, first place; Ava Rautmann, second; and Cade Voelker, third. Prize moeny awarded to each winner was $100 for first, $75 for second, and $50 for third.

 Auxiliary members thanked Connie Lichtenwald of the Middle School for all her support of the program and the students who participated this year to help make the contest a success. The top two winning entries have been sent on to the next level of the contest for judging.

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