Western Springs VFW honors two students
Updated: February 12, 2013 3:00PM
WESTERN SPRINGS — The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 10778 in Western Springs, recently awarded two students for their respective entries in the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen essay contests.
Both essays focus on a national theme and are age appropriate. The Patriots Pen is for middle school/ junior high students and the theme was Is Our Constitution Still Relevant. The Voice of Democracy is for high school students and the theme was What Would I Tell America’s Founding Fathers.
The recipient of the Patriots Pen award for 2012-2013 is Katie Goldman, a seventh-grader at St John of the Cross in Western Springs. She advanced to the fourth district and placed second.
The recipient of the Voice of Democracy award for 2012- 2013 is Robert Schaefer, a sophomore at Fenwick High School in Oak Park. Schaefer advanced to the fourth district also.