VFW Post Announces Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest Winner

Gregory Flood - 11/28/2017


 Pittsboro, NC (28 November 2017) – Joe Wagner Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7313 is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017-18 Patriot's Pen youth essay contest: 

Sharon Charles– First Place, $100

Noah Lambert– Second Place, $75

Kenzie Fassinger– Third Place, $50 

Sharon, the first-place winner, was sponsored by the Post to the VFW North Carolina District 9 level of the competition. Her winning essay was based on this year’s theme, "America's Gift to My Generation". She, the other winners and their families were hosted for dinner and the award presentation at the Post’s regular monthly meeting on 28 November 2017.

The VFW National enacted the Patriot’s Pen youth essay competition in 1995 as a way to encourage young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society while improving their writing skills. 

The contest is a worldwide competition that gives students in grades 6, 7 and 8 the opportunity to write a 300- to 400-word theme-based essay expressing their views on democracy while competing for worthwhile awards and prizes. 

Seventeen Chatham County students participated in the Post level competition this year. Winners at the Post level have the opportunity to move through the District and Department (State) levels to compete at the national level for individual awards ranging from $500 to $5,000. 

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