Basehor VFW announces essay contest winners
The Basehor VFW Post 11499 this week announced the local winners of its Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen youth competitions for 2011-2012.
The winner of the post's Voice of Democracy contest, an oral essay competition for high-school students, was Angelina Hulse, a sophomore at Basehor-Linwood High School. The theme for the 3- to 5-minute essay was “Is there Pride in Serving in Our Military?”
In the Patriot's Pen essay competition for middle-schoolers, Basehor post winners Alyssa Foster and Calder Hollond finished first and second, respectively, in the Kansas District 1 contest. Foster, after winning one of nine district competitions in the state, will compete now in the state contest. State winners will be announced in January.
The complete list of Basehor Patriot's Pen winners, all Basehor-Linwood Middle School students: Joseph Foster and Dalton Lindelof, sixth grade; Hollond, Tucker Rowland, Alexander Teeters and Marina Wilson, seventh grade; and Lauren Cline, Casey Eberth, Foster, Charles Moore and Courtney Norris, eighth grade.
The theme for the 300- to 400-word Patriot's Pen essay was “Are You Proud of Your Country?”