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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11517 and Auxiliary of Waukee announces essay contests

Submitted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11517 and Auxiliary of Waukee

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11517 and Auxiliary of Waukee have the following Youth Essay, Patriotic Art, Scout Award and Teachers Award available to all qualifying students and teachers:

  • Elementary Essay Program:
    • 3rd Grade Title: "I Love America Because......"  75 words and no less than 50 words  Due to Auxiliary by Oct. 31, 2020
    • 4th Grade Title: "What does it mean to be Patriotic..."  100 words or less and no less than 75 words. Due to  Auxiliary by Oct. 31, 2020 
    • 5th Grade Title: "What does the word Freedom mean to me?" 150 words and no less than 100 words. Due to Auxiliary by Oct. 31, 2020
  • Patriot's Pen for grades 6th, 7th, 8th: "What is Patriotism to Me?" 600 - 400 typewritten words. Due to the Post/Auxiliary by Oct. 31, 2020 National awards 1st $5,000 - 53rd - $500 The 3 extra goes to students in District of Columbia, Europe and Asia with VFW Posts/Auxiliaries. www.vfwauxiliary.org  under scholarships
  • Voice of Democracy - Grades 9 - 12: "Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?" Record your original 3 - 5 minute essay on an audio CD or a flash drive. Due to the  Post/Auxiliary by Oct. 31, 2020. Grand Prize: $30,000.  www.vfwauxiliary.org under scholarships
  • The Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest is for 9th - 12th Grade. Due to the VFW/Aux. April 10, 2021. National monetary awards 1st $15,000 to 9th $500. www.vfwauxiliary.org under scholarships
  • Scout of the Year Program Eligibility: Must be an Eagle Scout, Girl Scout Gold Award recipient, Venture Summit Award recipient, Venture Summit Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award. Due to VFW Post March 1, 2021. National monetary scholarship 1st place $5,000 to 3rd place $1,000. Questions: email scouting@vfw.org 
  • VFW Teacher's Contest: VFW SMART/MAHER VFW NATIONAL CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION TEACHER vfw.org/community/youth-youth-and-education/teacher-of-the-year

Please contact Beverly White, 1309 SE University Ave. Unit 207 Waukee, IA 50263. email baw2650@aol.com, home phone 515-369-9096 for applications or more info.