VFW youth essay contest winners named

VFW youth essay contest winners named Americanism Chairman Dorothy Lane of the Vermillion VFW Auxiliary #3061 reports the following winners in the Youth Essay Contest themed "What Does it Mean to be Patriotic?"

Seventh-grade: first, Rick Rogers, son of Le Ann Swensen; second, Tyler Knudson, son of Cheryl Knudson and third, Robert Gregoire, son of Johanna and Tim Gregoire.

Eighth-grade: first, Michelle Rydell, son of Iris and James Rydell; second Keshan Arogyaswamy, son of Kamala and Benedict Arogyaswamy, and third, Ben Schemelfening, son of Teresa and James Schemelfening.

Essays of the two first place winners will now be entered in the VFW Auxiliary District I contest.

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