The Patriots Pen Essay Scholarship Program is a 300 to 400 word essay written on a theme selected by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander in Chief. The top national prize is a $5,000. This year’s theme is;
What Is Patriotism To Me
This year, the 12th District Posts received 32 entries in which 7 were advanced to District. These entries are sponsored by 6 Posts and 4 Auxiliaries. Total Post level prizes and awards amount to $1,195.
2365 Woodson Terrace – Cole Rogers of Most Sacred Heart School
3500 Richmond Heights & Auxiliary – Andrey Mohesky of Most Sacred Heart School
3944 Overland / St Ann & Auxiliary – Mathew Gage of Ladue Middle School
4105 Florissant & Auxiliary – Audrey Harness of Lasalle Springs Middle School
4223 Lemay – Taylor Callender of Margaret Buerkle Middle School
4223 Lemay – Lanaja Johnson of Margaret Buerkle Middle School
Third Place; goes to Mathew Gage, sponsored by Post 3944 Overland St Ann and Auxiliary.
Second Place goes to Andrey Mohesky, sponsored by Post 3500 Richmond Heights & Auxiliary.
Our First Place Winner, whose essay will represent the 12th District at the Department Level, sponsored by Eureka Memorial Post 5468 & Auxiliary, is Audrey Sherman.
Audrey was not with us to read her Winning Essay.