SJS Students Win Local Patriot Pen Essay Contest

Congratulations to Saint James School 8th graders Hanna Little and Joe McGuire, who received 1st and 2nd place (respectively) in the VFW’s essay contest on the topic of “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans”. Their essays were selected from the over 140 submissions received by our local (Anderson Shea Post) VFW.

Entries were judged on knowledge of the topic/research, theme development, and clarity of ideas.  The winning essays will now be sent to the regional level where they will be judged against other local winners in the state.









Tuesday, during a school assembly, Doris Robotto of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary presented Hanna and Joe with their winner certificates and prize money ($100 for first place; $75 for second place).