Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest Winners

The Columbia Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2435 recently announced the winners of the annual Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest: Brooke Droege (pictured left), First Place; Mina Abid, (pictured middle) Second Place; and Moriah Spencer (pictured right), Third Place. All three students are in the eighth grade at Columbia Middle School, Hill Campus; each student received a certificate and cash award, with the first and second place winners advancing to the state competition in 2020. This annual contest, sponsored by the Columbia VFW, encourages students to reflect on a specified theme; this year’s theme is “What Makes America Great.”

Ms. Jodie Eck, 8th grade ELA Teacher states, "When you see these students, please congratulate them; everyone in this class worked diligently and put forth their best efforts thru three drafts (and many revisions) in one month's time.  I am very proud of each and every one of them."  

We will have a follow-up story with exerts of each of the three winner's pieces when we are able to share their essays in, 2020.

Thank you for your support, and excellent job!