Outstanding achievement in the VFW’s Americanism and Patriot’s Pen competitions was rewarded by Coushatta’s BFW Post 7287. Commander Barry McCoy and Quartermaster John Brewer traveled to the school to present the awards during morning ceremonies honoring the flag and America.
The best entries in each category were presented certificates and scholarships. Here are the winning entries in Category II, draw and color the American flag:
First – Gavin Anderson
Second – Kyln Posey
Third – Raelynn Edwards
The winning entries in Category III, Draw a patriotic scene, were:
First – Brantly Davis
Second – Kayden Bruce
Third – Emmett Freeman
There was one inning entry in Category IV, the essay contest for fifth graders. The winner is Jace Jordan. His entry also was the top entry submitted from all schools and it was forwarded to VFW District 12.
The middle school students entered the Patriot’s Pen national scholarship program. This is a 300+ word patriotic essay. The winning entries were from:
First – Jaxon Townsend
Second – Addilynn Moore
Third – Claire Williams
Townsend’s entry was judged best from all entries submitted to the post. His entry was forwarded to VFW District 12.