Among local students who participated in the Veterans of Foreign War and Auxiliary, Post 3652, Hammond, announces the results of recent essay and drawing competitions:

VFW Voice of Democracy, open to high school students who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in grades 9-12. The essay was entitled, “What Makes America Great.”

First place winner Ava Perilloux, 9th grade, Ponchatoula High School, received a $200 monetary gift and a Certificate of Merit.

Second place winner Ashton Lee, 10th grade, Hammond Magnet High School, received a $100 monetary gift and a Certificate of Merit.

Third place winner Karlee Ashworth, 9th grade, Ponchatoula High School, was presented with a $50 monetary gift and a Certificate of Merit.

VFW Patriot’s Pen, open to junior high school students who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial junior high school or home study program in grades 6-8. The essay was entitled, “What Makes America Great.”

The winners are two seventh grade students at Ponchatoula Junior High. Glen Hanna, first place winner, was presented with a $100 monetary gift and a Certificate of Merit. Ariana Taylor, who took second place, received a $50 monetary gift and a Certificate of Merit.

VFW Americanism Essay, open to elementary school students who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in the 5th grade. The essay was entitled, “How I Honor Veterans.” All three winners are fifth grade students at Martha Vinyard Elementary School.

Makenzie Foy received a $25 monetary gift and a Certificate of Merit for winning first place.

Second place winner Kadeijah Gross was presented with a $15 monetary gift and a Certificate of Merit.

Third place went to Taylor Graziana, who received a $10 monetary gift and a Certificate of Merit.

VFW Americanism Drawing Contest, open to elementary school students who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in Kindergarten – 4th grade.

Amite Elementary Magnet School:

students are winners and each received a $5 McDonald gift card, a certificate of Merit and “I Love America” coloring book.:

First place: Tyrianna Perkins, kindergarten

First place: Serenity Bush, 1st grade.

First place: Ayianna Adams, 2nd grade.

Second place: Kingston Brumfield, kindergarten.

D.C. Reeves Elementary School: Students are winners and each received a $5 McDonald gift card, certificate of Merit and “I Love America” coloring book:

First place: Cara Stewart, 3rd grade, and Isabella Theriot, 4th grade.

Second place: Ethan Hebert, 3rd grade, and Kobe Palmisaro, fourth grade.

Third place: Eli Bourgeois, 3rd grade, and Addyron Gloe, fourth grade.

Learn more about the VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen programs at www.vfw.org/community/youth.

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