VFW picks top essay writers, teachers

From left, Traci Turner, Shannon Carnes, Makayla Frame, Chris Talowsky, and Adam Friemering pose for a picture at Wapakoneta VFW Post 8445 on Wednesday. Each was recognized by the VFW at a reception for the winners of the VFW's annual essay contests.
Staff Writer

It was a proud moment for a lot of people on Wednesday evening, as the Wapakoneta VFW Post 8445 recognized several deserving students and teachers from Wapakoneta.

The students recognized at the event, Makayla Frame, Kyra M. Sutherland, Cody Barnes, and Shannon B. Carnes were all winners of VFW sponsored essay contests, and were awarded scholarship money for their achievements.

Barnes won the Patriot’s Pen contest for his essay, while Sutherland finished second and Frame came in third. Barnes’s essay advanced to the District contest, should his essay continue advancing...

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