The Waukee Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11517 and Auxiliary have the following essay contests for students. The students may be public, private, parochial or home schooled.


The third grade essay theme is “I Love America Because——.” 75 words and not less than 50.


The fourth grade essay theme is “Why Should We Thank Our Veterans?” 100 words no less than 75.


The fifth grade essay theme is “What Does Patriotism Mean to Me.” 150 words no less than 100.


The third through fifth grade essays are due to the VFW Auxiliary by Nov. 14, 2017.


Patriot’s Pen for sixth through eighth grade theme is “American’s Gift to My Generation.”


Patriot’s Pens grand prize is $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C.


The Voice of Democracy Audio Essay for ninth through 12th grade theme is “American History: Our Hope for the Future.”


The Voice of Democracy grand prize is $30,000 and an all-expense trip to Washington, D.C.


The Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essays are due to the VFW Post 11517 or Auxiliary by Oct. 23, 2017.


Please check out the VFW.org web site under scholarships for applications for the VOD and PP contest.


Please contact Beverly White at home at (515)369-9096 or cell (515)707-3384 with any questions.