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Patriot's Pen

Patriot’s pen gives 6th, 7th and 8th grade students the opportunity to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills, while they compete for worthwhile awards and prizes. First place winner will receive a $5,000 Savings Bond.

2020-2021 Essay Contest Theme:

"What is Patriotism to Me?"


2020-2021 Texas VFW Patriot's Pen Winner:

Kate A. Kunkle | 7th grade

Boerne Middle School, Boerne, Texas

Post Sponsor: 688-Boerne

District Sponsor: 13

Patriot's Pen Winning Essay

The 2021-22 Patriot's Pen theme is: 

"How can I be a good American?"

All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight October 31, 2021

Download rules and eligibility requirements here

2021-22 Patriot's Pen Entry Form Application

2021-2022 Winners

Frist Place: JORDIN DONALDSON, 8th Grade
Second Place: OWEN BAKER STEED, 8th Grade
Third Place: LILLIAN KATE CARSON, 8th Grade

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