VFW sponsoring contests for students

| August 28, 2017

COSHOCTON – The VFW is sponsoring two contests for area youth.

The theme for Patriot’s Pen this year is “America’s Gift to My Generation.” The contest is open to sixth through eighth grade students and the deadline is Oct. 31. Contestants must write their own essay, all essays should be typed in English with no color or graphics and cannot be less than 300 words or greater than 400 words in length. In no way may contestants identify themselves within their essay. They also can’t put their name on their essay.

The theme for Voice of Democracy is “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” This contest is open to students in ninth through 12th grade and the deadline also is Oct. 31. Record your original 3-5 minute essay on an audio CD or a flash drive. One student per CD or flash drive. You must be the sole author of your essay and the recording must be in your own voice and in English. No music, signing, poetry or sound effects are allowed. The body of the essay must not identify you in any way. However, the recording and typed essay should be labeled with your name, to show ownership.

Linus and Cheryle Kilchenman are coordinating the event for the local V.F.W. Post 1330. For more information, call 740-829-2082 or check with your school’s office.

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