VFW’s Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Contest Due Oct. 30!


Enter the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Essay Contest

This year’s topic is

“How Are You Inspired by America?”

Entry deadline: October 30, 2023 - Turn in essay to Mrs. Linyear, School Counselor

Each year, nearly 68,800 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000!

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief.

Please view the link below for more information.