The Basehor VFW Post’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest winners (front, left to right) Alyssa Bailey, Daniel Tady, Zoey DeLeon, Chandreah Hime, (back, left to right) Michaela Grimes, Isaiah Foley, Alyssa Foster, William Breuer and Marina Wilson gather after reading their winning essays at the Post on Thursday. Not pictured is another winner, Morgan Markovich. In back are post members Fred Box and Daniel Stueckemann. About 400 middle-school students entered the Basehor competition.
Basehor-Linwood Middle School seventh-grader reads her winning Patriot's Pen essay. Enlarge video
Nine winners in the Basehor VFW Post's Patriot's Pen contest read their winning essays at a post meeting Thursday, Jan. 27.
The contest was open to middle-school students, and about 400 students entered, post member Fred Box said.
The winners who spoke at the meeting were Michaela Grimes, Isaiah Foley and Chandreah Hime, sixth grade; Alyssa Foster, Marina Wilson, William Breuer and Zoey DeLeon, seventh grade; and Alyssa Bailey and Daniel Tady, eighth grade.
Morgan Markovich, eighth grade, was also a winner but did not speak at the event.