Ninth-grader Jordan Henderson, won first place at the local level in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 992 Voice of Democracy essay contest and second place at the District 10 level.
Jordan was among the home-schooled students to be honored by the post and its Ladies Auxiliary during their annual essay awards luncheon Feb. 21.
Jennifer Rau, fourth grade, won first-place junior essay awards at the local auxiliary and district levels and second place from the Department of Washington VFW.
Lauren Bergman, fourth grade, came in second at the local auxiliary level.
Eighth-grader Savonnah Henderson placed first in the Patriot Pen Essay.
Winning students were honored by parents, family members, friends and post and auxiliary members.
The new Voice of Democracy theme for ninth- through 12th-graders for 2010-2011 is "Does My Generation Have a Role in America's Future?"
The Patriot Pen theme for sixth- through eighth-graders is "Does Patriotism Still Matter?"
The junior essay theme is yet to be announced, said Linda McBride, Youth Activities chairwoman.
For more details about the essay contest, call Linda at 509-956-8570.
Central School in Milton-Freewater will be celebrate its 100th birthday on April 10.
In preparation for the public open house, the Milton-Freewater Historical Society Historic Sites Committee lis seeking local participation.
Its members want to hear from those who know someone who attended Central School or if who have historic photos of the school inside or outside.
The committee is collecting stories based on 100 years of school memories, and is creating a photo display for the occasion.
All photos accepted for display will be copied.
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