Win the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest You could earn thousands in U.S. Savings Bonds.
WHO CAN ENTER:
The Patriot’s Pen program is open to students in grades 6-8, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.
HOW TO ENTER:
Patriots Pen Student Entry Form and Brochure 2017 Patriots Pen Rules and Eligibility
The deadline for the 2018-2019 program is October 31, 2018. The theme for 2018-2019 is: “WHY I HONOR THE AMERICAN FLAG”
Students can ask a teacher or youth group leader to supervise their progress in the competition. Then students can contact a local participating VFW Post and established a contact person who is a member of that Post or its Ladies Auxiliary.
Knowledge of the theme is worth 30 points: You must show a thorough knowledge of the theme in your work. Demonstrate you have researched the issue extensively.
Theme development is worth 35 points: Answer all relevant facts about the theme such as the who, what, where, when and why. Relate the theme to your own experiences.
Clarity of ideas is worth 35 points: Write your essay in an easy-to-understand format. Leave your reader with a clear understanding of your explanation of the theme.
Patriot Pen Winner Gives Her All!
Posted by BlogMaster on February 22nd, 2012 in Patriot's PenPrograms ~ 0 Comments
The 2011-2012 Patriot Pen middle school written competition 1st place winner was announced at the February 2012 Council of Administration meeting in Raleigh. She is Miss Cecilia L. Cardelle of Salisbury. A 7th grader in the Sacred Heart Catholic School in that town, Cecilia was sponsored by Salisbury Post 3006 and won at the District 12 level as well.
The Patriot Pen competition is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students enrolled in public, private, or parochial schools in the U.S. Home-schooled children can enter as well. The top 46 winners at the National level will receive at least a $1000 savings bond, and the number 1 National winner will receive a $10,000 bond. Miss Cardelle’s entry has been sent to National Headquarters to compete at that high level.
The 2nd place winner was Miss Leanna E. Long of Chapel Hill, where she attends 8th grade at the McDougle Middle School. She was sponsored by Chapel Hill Post 9100, and took 1St place at the District 6 competition. The 31-d place winner was Mr. Alex T. Kroeger of Charlotte. He is an 8th grader at Holy Trinity Middle School, and was sponsored by Charlotte Post 9488 and then by District 13.
At the Department level, Miss Cardelle will receive a $500 check, Miss Long a $400 check, and Mr. Kroeger a $300 check. They will be presented to the student along with a Patriot Pen plaque at that student’s school watched by hundreds of other students and teachers.
This year’s theme was “Are You Proud of Your Country?” Miss Cardelle’s winning written essay is on line for viewing. View Patriot’s Pen Essay 2012
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