Patriots Pen scholarship contest
Student in grades 6, 7, or 8 are invited to take part in the Patriots Pen writing scholarship contest with a first place state competition winning a trip to Washington DC and a chance to compete for top prize on the national VFW level of $10,000 in bonds. To enter, submit a 300-400 word essay based on this year’s theme of “What Patriotism Means to Me?” by Nov. 1 to Russ Iwen – Patriots Pen Chairperson for VFW Post 1638. Complete rules and entry form can be obtained by calling Russ Iwen at 715-432-7188, Alicia Weix at 715-370-2096, or Tracy Jopek at 715-536-0540 or by visiting VFW.org, All middle school age children are eligible to participate. Program brochures have been given to all schools in the Merrill area.