2012-02-02 / Local & State

Named Runner-up In Essay Contest

McKenzie Gelvin, daughter of Jeff and Stacey Gelvin of Hustontown, was named a runner-up winner of the Patriots Pens essay contest, She is pictured above receiving the award from Patricia Decker, VFW District 17 president

Participants were students enrolled in public, private, parochial and home study program from across Pennsylvania within 21 VFW posts. The theme of the essay contest was “Are You Proud of Your Country.”

A banquet was held January 15 at Mount Union VFW Post #5754 honoring participants and winners.

McKenzie is a seventhgrade student at Forbes Road High School.

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