Each year the VFW holds an Essay Contest to promote good citizenship and foster patriotism. Each year, more than 130,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the Patriot's Pen youth essay contest. Monetary prizes are awarded at the local and national levels.
Eighth graders at Grass Lake School submitted essays. The essay theme for 2017-2018 was "America's Gift to My Generation". Essays were 300-400 words in length and demonstrate extensive knowledge of the theme. This year, three GLS Eighth graders were awarded prizes:
1st Place: Sebastian Espinoza
2nd Place: Dykota Drije
3rd Place: Brett Brose
Sebastian Espinoza will go on to represent Grass Lake School in the Regional Awards banquet this Saturday night!
Congratulations to all the winners!