Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The local winners of the Patriot Pen and the Voice of Democracy will be honored at the VFW in February.
The Cliffwood Guadalcanal VFW Post 4745 in Aberdeen Township announced its local winners of the Patriot's Pen essay contest and the Voice of Democracy speech contest. Middle school students entering the Patriot Pen contest were challenged with answering the question, "What would you tell the Founding Fathers?" using their own experiences. Judging criteria was based on three categories - knowledge of the theme, theme development and clarity of ideas. Locally, Marielle Abel placed first, Veronica Shafik placed second, Kasey McFadden placed third and Amerita Khaira earned an honorable mention. High school students who entered the Voice of Democracy contest were challenged with answering, "Is our constitution still relevant today?" in the form…
Friday, September 28, 2012
Cliffwood Guadalcanal VFW Post 4745 is hosting the Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy contests.
The Cliffwood Guadalcanal VFW Post 4745 in Aberdeen Township is welcoming local students to participate in the Patriot's Pen essay contest or the Voice of Democracy speech contest. Last year's local winners were awarded gift certificates to Barnes and Noble. The national winner of the Patriot's Pen was awarded a $5,000 scholarship and the national winner of the Voice of Democracy was awarded a $30,000 scholarship. According to the National VFW website, the Patriot's Pen Program is open to students in grades 6-8 who attend school or are home schooled in America or American territories. Local entrants must be residents of Matawan or Aberdeen, although they do not need to attend public schools in the district. Students may have a guide …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
The contest is open to fifth grade students in Monmouth County.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Monmouth County fifth-grade students are encouraged to dig into the past by visiting county historical sites and writing a 300 word essay. The essay should focus on a visit to a county historical site, a list of which can be found at the Monmouth County Historical Commission website. Some nearby sites include the Keyport Fireman's Museum, New Jersey Vietnam Memorial and Monmouth Battlefield State Park. “This is a wonderful opportunity for Monmouth County’s fifth graders to get connected to history and to share their experiences,” Freeholder Lillian Burry said. “The Historical Commission has expanded its themes to encourage more essays.” The essay should also contain an event important to a student's family history. First, second and third …