Patriotic Pen Winners
Front row, left to right, Richard Waterbury, Dorothy Jenness, Winners: Megan Gregg, Kayla Hantsbarger, and Chris Wester who were recently named first, second, and third place winners, respectively, in the 4th Grade Cherokee VFW Auxiliary 2253 "Patriotic Pen" contest at M-M-C. Ben McDaniel, who tied with Megan for first place, was not present for this photo also pictured are Wilma Porter and Dutch Robbins. Photo contributed
The Cherokee V.F.W. Auxiliary 2253 recently presented several students in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School District with awards for their excellent writing on patriotic themes. Wilma Porter and Dorothy Jenness of the Auxiliary and Richard Waterbury and Dutch Robbins, representing the VFW 2253, were all present to salute the students on their fine work.
"Stars and Stripes"
Pictured left to right, are; Richard Waterbury, Dororthy Jenness, M-M-C 5th graders Taylor Johnston, Kayla Brady, Brooklyn Treinen, Wilma Porter and Dutch Robbins, recently received awards from the Cherokee VFW Auxiliary 2253 for their themes on "What Do the Stars and Stripes In the U.S Flag Mean?" Photo contributed.
The third graders wrote on the theme "I Love America Because," and the local first place winner was Asiah Jackson, who was also named the third place winner in the District. Aliyah Jackson placed second locally, and third was taken by Aspen Woodell.
The fourth graders wrote on the theme "Veterans Help Us Because." First place winner was Natalie Ruba, who was also named the third place District winner. Second place locally was awarded to Jessica Cave and third to Jamie Theisen.
Fifth graders wrote on the theme "What Do the Stars and Stripes of the U.S. Flag Mean?" Taylor Johnston was awarded first place locally, and also earned second place in the District. Second place at MMC went to Kayla Brady, and third place was awarded to Brooklyn Treinen.
Sixth graders were entered in the "Patriot's Pen" contest, and first place was shared by Megan Gregg and Ben McDaniel, both of whom received a $50 award for their literary efforts. The themes of Kayla Hantsbarger and Chris Western were also selected as winners.
The "Voice of Democracy" contest is for older students, and Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn student Nicole M. Barry was named the local winner. The 12th grader received $100 as her prize, and she was presented the check in Ed Smith's Sociology Class at M-M-C.
Voice of Democracy winner -
Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 12th grader Nicole Barry (center) received $100 from the Cherokee VFW Auxiliary 2253 recently for her "Voice of America" essay. Also pictured,left to right, are Dutch Robbins, Richard Waterbury, Wilma Porter and Dorothy Jenness. Photo submitted.
"Veterans Help Us Because..."
Pictured, left to right, Richard Waterbury, Dorothy Jenness, Natalie Ruba, Jessica Cave, and Jamie Theisen. The three students were recently awarded first, second, and third place at MMC for their themes entitled "Veterans Help Us Because." Natalie also placed third in the District. Also pictured (right) are Wilma Porter and Dutch Robbins. Photo contributed.