The Harrison VFW Post 1075 is proud to announce the following awards and scholarships for this year’s (FY 22-23) submissions for Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy, and Teacher of the Year.
Patriot’s Pen is conducted nationwide, this VFW sponsored youth essay gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. This years theme was "My Pledge to Our Veterans”. The Patriots Pen is open to students in grades 6-8.
This year we received four submissions for Patriots Pen in total with the following students receiving honors and a cash scholarship. First place; Andrew Oster ($100), second place; Titus Oster ($75), third place; Julian Brazier ($50), and fourth place; Eli Wing ($50).
Voice of Democracy has been the VFW’s premier scholarship program since 1947. Each year, nearly 80,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme was, "Why Is The Veteran Important”. The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12.
This year we received two submissions for Voice of Democracy in total with the following students receiving honors and a cash scholarship. First place; Gabriel Oster ($125) and Braedon Oster ($100).
The Teacher of the Year Award Program was founded in 1899. The VFW highly supports the education of America’s youth. The VFW and its Auxiliary have developed a slate of programs dedicated to helping America’s educators. VFW Citizenship Education programs stimulate interest in America’s history, traditions, Americanism, civic responsibility, flag etiquette and patriotism. Teachers care deeply about America and its children. They’re concerned about the perpetuation of America’s noblest traditions and highest ideals.
This year we received two nominations for the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award with the following educators receiving honors and a cash scholarship. First place; Heather Jensen ($250) and second place; Jenn Oster ($100).
Jenn Oster, Commander Scott Taylor, and Post Trustee Mike Georgia.
Commander Taylor and Trustee Georgia with Jenn, Gabriel, Braedon, Andrew, and Titus Oster.
Julian Brazier, Eli Wing, Commander Taylor, and Heather Jensen (5th Grade Teacher-Larson Elementary).