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The top three place winners of each patriotic essay division will represent Chase County at the district level. Standing back, from left, are VFW Post 4688 Commander Eldon Kuntzelman and Voice of Democracy essay winners Halle Fiedler, first place, Matalie Wallin, second, Brice Vitosh, third and Auxiliary President Sue Moore. The Patriot’s Pen winners, seated front from left, are Kade Anderson, first place, Raissa Nevarez, second place, and Ashley Fregoso, third. (Johnson Publications photo)

Annual Veterans Day Dinner showcases CCS top essay writers

    Every year the VFW Post 4688 hosts a Veterans Day dinner to honor local veterans both living and gone.
    Honored guests at this year’s dinner Sunday were six Chase County Schools students and their families.
    These students represented the top essay writers for two patriotic themes.
    The Voice of Democracy essay contest is sponsored by VFW Post 4688. The theme for this year’s contest was “Why My Vote Matters.”
    There were 17 entries from students in grades 9-12.

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