Each year, the Department of Virginia sponsors a Middle School Essay Contest that is open to all middle school students within the sponsoring jurisdiction of established American Legion Posts. The essay must start out with the phrase: “I like living in American because…”.
Each essay must be hand written on the front of one 8½” X 11″ page of lined notebook paper and written at the student’s desk during in school. Only one winning essay per sponsoring Post may be forwarded to the District-level competition. The Post’s winning essay student receives a “Certificate of Appreciation” and a gift card for $100.00. The winning essay student’s teacher receives $100.00 to be used to assist in the purchase of classroom materials.
This year’s winning essay for Post 41 was written by Kyli Whitacre, an eighth grade student at Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville. Kyli is the daughter of Robbie Whitacre and Sam Carothers. Donna Michael is her Language Arts Teacher at Johnson-Williams Middle School.
Congratulations to Kyli and good luck at the District competition!
Thanks to Legionnaire Ed Novak for coordinating this program.