VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
DEPARTMENT OF IDAHO
PATRIOT’S PEN YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
2020-2021 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The youth scholarship programs the VFW and its Auxiliary sponsor each year are one of the many ways we help and serve. Through each of these important programs, we reach out, touch lives, and make a difference. These programs provide our youth an opportunity to hone their written and spoken communication skills, express their feelings about patriotism and love of country, and compete for some nice monetary prizes.
Students in Grades 6-8 participate in the Patriot’s Pen Youth Essay Contest by writing a 300-400 word essay. The theme for this year’s essay was: "What is Patriotism to Me?” Idaho’s first place winner was awarded a check in the amount of $500, 2nd place received $300, and our 3rd place winner received $200.
Our 1st place winner’s essay was submitted to our National Organization to compete with students from across the nation for national awards, totaling $50,000. The National 1st Place Winner will receive $5,000, with each 1stFirst Place State Winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.
Department of Idaho
Patriot’s Pen First Place Winner!
Sponsored by District #6 - Post 3646 Glenns Ferry
1st PLACE: MADISON SPRIGGS - Sponsored by Glenns Ferry Post 3646, District 6. Madison will receive a check for $500 and a Certificate. In addition, she will receive a minimum National Award of $500 as the first place winner for the State of Idaho.
2nd PLACE: CHLOE WHELAN - Sponsored by Capitol City Post 63, District 5. Chloe will receive a check for $300 and a certificate.
3rd PLACE: RACHEL SONNEN - Sponsored by Cottonwood Post 4902, District 2. Rachel will receive a check for $200 and a certificate.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: Each student will receive a certificate for their participation.