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VFW Auxiliary announces the winners of 5th grade essay contest

Taking first place was Macayla Green from Nisswa. Second place went to Clare Caughey from Fort Ripley and taking third was Dominick Melin from Deerwood.

A group photo of Brainerd VFW Auxiliary Essay Coordinator Saundra Swearingen (left), essay winners Macayla Green, Clare Caughey and Dominick Melin and Auxiliary President Sue Sterling.
Pictured are Brainerd VFW Auxiliary Essay Coordinator Saundra Swearingen, left, essay winners Macayla Green, Clare Caughey and Dominick Melin and Auxiliary President Sue Sterling.
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BRAINERD — The Brainerd Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary sponsored its annual patriotic essay contest for fifth graders with the theme, “What Have You Done for Veterans Today?”

Students living within 50 miles of Brainerd were invited to write an essay with 250 words or less. A presentation ceremony was recently at the Brainerd VFW.

Taking first place was Macayla Green from Nisswa. Second place went to Clare Caughey from Fort Ripley and taking third was Dominick Melin from Deerwood.

“Patriotism is a subject no longer emphasized in school these days, but it is a vital component in growing a stronger America,” said Brainerd VFW Auxiliary officials in a news release “The VFW is dedicated to helping veterans and the community. To instill a sense of patriotism and pride within our community, the VFW sponsors several contests throughout the year involving children of all ages, working with both public and private school teachers.”

To find out more about this activity or the many things the VFW does to help veterans, visit www.brainerdvfw.org/essay.html .

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