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VFW Essay Winner Takes 2nd in State

Left to right: Stimson Assistant Principal Anthony Sansotta, Jennifer Duclay, and her Social Studies teacher Karen Schmitt with many of the special proclamations that was presented to Jennifer at the VFW Awards dinner.
Left to right: Stimson Assistant Principal Anthony Sansotta, Jennifer Duclay, and her Social Studies teacher Karen Schmitt with many of the special proclamations that was presented to Jennifer at the VFW Awards dinner.
Left to right: Stimson Assistant Principal Anthony Sansotta, Jennifer Duclay, Grace D’Souza and their Social Studies teacher Karen Schmitt.
Left to right: Stimson Assistant Principal Anthony Sansotta, Jennifer Duclay, Grace D’Souza and their Social Studies teacher Karen Schmitt.

This past Veteran's Day, many of our Stimson students wrote an essay based on the theme “Why I Appreciate America’s Veterans.”  The top essays were selected by the teachers of the Stimson social studies department to be entered into the contest ‘VFW Patriot’s Pen,’ sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Eighth-grader Jennifer Duclay was invited to an awards dinner at the VFW last week where she was presented with many accolades for her winning essay.  Jenny took 1st place at our local VFW Post 1469, 1st place at the district level, and 2nd place at the state level.  Congratulations Jenny!  Also, congratulations to eighth-grader Grace D'Souza for achieving third place at the district level.  Job well done!