February 24, 2024

Cole Williams, left, and Post 9053 Commander Charlie Mugrage, right, at Meigs Middle School. Submitted photo.

Cole Williams, left, and Post 9053 Commander Charlie Mugrage, right, at Meigs Middle School. Submitted photo.

MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio – Each Fall the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) has two a youth competitions. Patriot’s Pen, a written essay competition, for Grades 6-8 and Voice of Democracy, a speech competition, for grades 9 thru 12. This year for the first time a very long time, Tuppers Plains VFW Post 9053, sponsored it for the students living in Meigs County.

Meigs Middle School eighth grader Cole Williams won at the Post level whose essay was then sent up to the District Level. District informed the Post 9053 Patriot’s Pen Chairman of Cole Williams winning the District level and his essay has now been sent to the State. 

The topics for the Patriot’s Pen essay was “How do I become a better American?” The topic for the Speech competition was “America, Where do we go from here?”. The essay is to be 300-400 words long and the speech was to be 3-5 minutes long. 

The Tuppers Plains VFW Post 9053 is looking forward to sponsoring these competitions in the upcoming years.