Heyden Montag, a seventh grader, earned first place in the Patriot’s Pen local essay contest sponsored by the Milbank VFW and VFW Auxiliary. Eighth graders Keira Steffen and Charlotte Street took second and third place respectively.
The Patriot’s Pen contest is open to all sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students, including those who are homeschooled. The 2021-2022 theme is: “How Can I Be a Good American?” Montag’s essay was sent to the district competition. The district winner will compete at the state level. The state winner receives an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. Milbank’s place winners received a certificate, medal, and monetary prize. Rhonda Preller, senior vice president of the local VFW Auxiliary, presented the awards.
Photo: Charlotte Street (left), Heyden Montag (middle) and Keira Steffen (right).