VFW Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

Posted on 12/01/2017

Morris Upchurch Middle School Students Participate in Veteran’s Day Essay Contest


Morris Upchurch Middle School in conjunction with the Atlanta and Queen City VFW sponsored the Patriot’s Pen essay writing contest among all sixth through eighth grade students.  The Patriot’s Pen contest is an essay competition sponsored by the VFW nationwide which gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. Savings Bonds.  Students were judged on their understanding, development, and presentation of the theme “America’s Gift to My Generation.”  The following students were named as winners of the local contest: seventh grade – Sydni Brooke Davis and Faith Mahaon; eighth grade – Nyanza Federick and Gabriel Martinez.  Each student was awarded a prize of $50.00.  They will advance to the regional level where their essays will be judged once again, and if chosen, will be forwarded on to the state level and then national level with the chance of winning a $5,000 U.S. savings bond.  The staff and students of Morris Upchurch Middle School appreciate the opportunity to work with the VFW to help students increase their understanding of the importance of honoring our Veterans.



 Patriots Pen Winners 2017



L-R: Bill Brockett, Faith Mahon, “Spike the Bulldog” (Sydni Brooke Davis),Bob Dotson, Ron Dillinger, Gabriel Martinez and Nyanza Federick