Peyton Chaisson Submitted photo

Jaxson Desjardins Submitted photo

JACKMAN — Jaxson Desjardins, seventh grade, and Peyton Chaisson, 11th grade, were recognized at a recent lunch assembly at Forest Hills School during this past month.

Students in grades six to 12 were invited to participate in an essay writing contest.

For the Patriot’s Pen contest (grades 6-8), this year’s theme was “My Pledge To Our Veterans.” For the Voice of Democracy contest (grades 9-12), students had to prepare and present on the theme for this year, “Why Is The Veteran Important?”

Both are national contests conducted annually by the VFW.

The William B. Doughty Auxiliary No. 5723 of Jackman sponsors the contest and awards the winners a monetary prize. Jaxson was selected as the middle school winner out of 26 participants, and Chaisson was chosen as the high school winner out of 19 participants.

The winning submissions will be sent along to the district level to be judged. Grand prizes include scholarships and trips to Washington, D.C. National winners are announced in March.

 

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