NEWSBRIEF: Students succeed in VFW contests

Area students won essay and broadcast contest prizes from the Brooker-Edmond VFW Post 724.

Three St. John the Baptist School students won essay for a contest called “Why I Honor the American Flag,” which was open to all public and private school students in grades six through eight.

Peter Markham won a $75 prize, Thomas Peterson won $50 and Skylar Weirens wont $25. 

Three Irondale students won awards in a broadcast contest for “Why My Vote Matters,” which was open to high school students.

Victoria Stolkes won a $100 prize, Michael Villota-Ospina won $75 and Allan Truong secured a $50 prize.

In a regional event at the Fourth District VFW, Markham took home second place and Truong received an honorable mention.

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