Lake Minnetonka VFW
Post #5919
Patriot Pen Program
The VFW "Patriot Pen" competition is an annual essay program
for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  Each student must write
a 300-400 word essay on an annual patriotic theme prescribed
by the VFW.  Over 100,000 students participate nationwide.  
Total national awards exceed $90,000.  Winners are selected at
the Post, District, State and National levels, with monetary
awards at each level.

dates for the Patriot Pen program are:
Student Entry - Midnight, November 1
Complete Post Judging - November  15
Complete District Judging - December 6
Complete State Judging - January 7
State winner to National - January 15

For more information, contact the Post coordinator:
Cliff Laughlin        952-

Patriot Pen winners:
2015        Claydon Dunn        Minnetonka W & Post winner
             Amanda Chan        Wayzata Central
             Prina Doshi            Wayzata West
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