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Winners Selected in Local VFW’s Youth Scholarship Contest

The Veterans of Foreign Wars recently announced the local winners of its 2018-19 Patriot’s Pen youth scholarship competitions. Enacted in 1995, the Patriot's Pen program is designed to foster patriotism by allowing students the opportunity to express their opinions on a patriotic theme, this year’s being, “What Makes America Great.”

Chase Altman, the first-place winner from Marshville’s VFW Post 9751, was awarded $100.

Dixie Mullis, the first-place winner from Monroe’s VFW Post 5464, was awarded $400 and placed 2nd in the District Level competition.

 Chase and Dixie are both 6th graders in Dr. Beverly Little’s English Language Arts class at Piedmont Middle School. Dr. Little encouraged students to enter this competition when her classes completed persuasive writing pieces. “Our nation’s future lies in the hands of our youth, and if we demonstrate how to honor and respect our country, they will become greater leaders in the future.”