VFW announces Americanism contest winners
Hebert-Kennedy 3979 VFW Auxiliary issued awards to 40 of the top winners in four schools from Cloquet in the VFW's annual Americanism contest. Cash awards, certificates and desk flags were presented by Velda Beck, chairman, and Post Commander Don...
Hebert-Kennedy 3979 VFW Auxiliary issued awards to 40 of the top winners in four schools from Cloquet in the VFW's annual Americanism contest.
Cash awards, certificates and desk flags were presented by Velda Beck, chairman, and Post Commander Don Douglas. All first-place winners had their entries sent to the District level for competition.
Category I and II were poster and collage posters titled "Draw an American Flag" and "Show Your Favorite Things About America." Category II was an essay of 250 words or less on the them, "What Freedom Means to Me."
St. Paul Christian Academy
Category I: Rachel Hammond, first; Ethan Strebow, second; and Tieryn Cresik, third.
Category II: Spencer Hoeffling, first; Ed fuller, second; and Brady Johnson, third.
Category III: Alexis Wolff.
Queen of Peace School
Category I: Marina Melby, first; Hunter Messner, second; and Christian Loeb, third.
Category II: Lauren Loeb, first; Drew Blomquist, second; Gabe Lak, third; and Jacob Santkuy, honorable mention.
Category III: Emily Genereau, first; Rachel Morrison, second; and Tara Longseth, third.
Category I: Brendan Rikkola, first; Brady Hall, second; Riley Leslie and Savannah Lyytinen, tied for third; and Ethan Larsen, honorable mention.
Category II: Kyle Wilson, first.
Category I: Makayla Borske, first; Ally martin, second; Gabby Napper, third; and Samantha Godbout and Shayle Turner, honorable mention.
Category II: McKenze Kelley, first; Tayiah Hanson, second; Hash Keith and Makayla Langenbrunner, tied for third; and Rachel MacMillan and Aleec Martin, honorable mention.
Category III: Callie Lamirande, first; Abby Wangen, second; Jake Nelson, third; and Christian Pritchett, Mekeena Mattson and Kelsey Dahlke, honorable mention.