“Patriot’s Pen Awards” were given at the Van-Far Board of Education February meeting. VFW Post No. 2173 Auxiliary Contest Chairman Joy Davis presented the certificates to 8th grade student Cayden Caldwell, son of Chris and Stacy Caldwell; and to 7th grade students Maddie Hopkins, daughter of Shaun and Elisha Hopkins; Kiera Hayden, daughter of Mark and Yoshiko Hayden; Devyn Keller, daughter of Todd and Dana Keller; and Sophia Rost, daughter of Christian and Amy Rost.
Tia Gaston, daughter of Heath and Corrie Gaston, and Panna Connaway, daughter of Pat and Crystal Connaway, also received certificates but were not present to receive them.
The winning essay was Kiera Hayden’s. The topic was “The America I Believe In.” The award winners are students in Mrs. Nicole Gibson’s Communication Arts classes.