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WCA Salutes Our VFW Post 423 -- 2012-13 Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay Competition Winners!

Washtenaw Christian Academy Salutes Our VFW Post 423 -- 2012-13 Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay Competition Winners! WCA students represent 4 of the 6 winners!

WCA students are 4 of the 6 winners!

SALINE, December 11, 2012
Washtenaw Christian Academy proudly congratulates our four winners
of the VFW’s writing contest. We are excited to report that four of the six
winners this year were from Washtenaw Christian Academy! The competition was
divided into two sections – one for high school students and one for middle
school students. The students were challenged to write about our constitution
and our founding fathers. While the competition was open to all in the area to
participate, this year’s winners all came from WCA and area home schoolers. We
are proud to honor our military by fostering an environment of respect and a
strong allegiance to our nation’s history! WCA continues to pray for and
support our Veterans who have sacrificed for our country to remain free.

High school students (9th-12th grade) were asked to write and record a three-to-five minute essay on a theme for 2012-2013, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and present their recording, typed essay, and entry form to the VFW Post 423.

Middle school students (6th – 8th grade) were invited to write a 300-400-word essay on a patriotic theme. The theme for 2012-2013 was “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.”

The celebration dinner will be in March or April. Post winners are advanced to District judging.

While many may think that there is a decline in patriotism here in the U.S. or that students are being taught revised history – we are proud of our students and believe it is a reflection of our commitment to honor God and our country.

WCA serves a broad demographic, including Saline and surrounding
cities. WCA is a unique school that has students from preschool through 12th
grade. WCA strives to make a difference one student at a time by providing
students with a quality education that is integrated with a biblical worldview.
While college preparatory in nature, WCA believes each student is a unique and
wonderfully made individual, with God-given capabilities and gifts. WCA
believes it is their responsibility to partner with their parents to provide an
atmosphere where students are challenged to be the best they can be. For more
information about WCA check out our website (www.washtenawchristian.org) or
call us today.

 

2012-2013 VFW Post 423 Essay Contest Winners

Patriot’s Pen Essay Winners

1st Place -- Isabel F. Nunez – 7th grade, Washtenaw Christian Academy
2nd Place -- Avalon E. Donat – 8th grade, Washtenaw Christian Academy

3rd Place -- Jessa E. Davis – 8th grade, Washtenaw Christian Academy

(37 total -- top 3 were forwarded to District VFW)                            

 

Voice of Democracy Essay Winners

1st Place -- Russell P. Houpt – 11th grade, Washtenaw Christian Academy                                                                            
2nd Place -- Kurt D. Richardson, Home School Saline 

3rd Place -- Nicholas J. Recker, Home School Ypsilanti

(16 total -- top 2 were forwarded to District VFW)

 

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Cheryl Hieber December 12, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Congratulations to all the winners, although it is perplexing that there were no winners from Saline Public Schools.
John K December 13, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Cheryl, Saline Public Schools are no different than the Ann Arbor public schools. I do not know why we did not receive a single essay from them. Maybe the students are not in need of scholarship money for writing an essay pertaining to the National Veterans of Foreign Wars 2012-13 essay topic. I have tried to get the local public schools to promote this annual essay contest which could possibly lead to a $30,000 college scholarship. The Washtenaw Christian Academy and the local Home School association students are really the only ones who participate. Maybe that says something about their students, faculty and or parents. There is one correction to the article ... a Washtenaw Christian Academy student won our local Post contest. The top two excellent essays were forwarded to VFW District 6 judging and it was the home schooled student Kurt Richardson's essay that was deemed the best at the District level. His essay is now being forwarded to the Michigan State level judging. John K, VFW Post 423 Essay Contest Chairman

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