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PATRIOT'S PEN

 Attention Teachers! 

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2019-20. We thank all of America's teachers and youth leaders for the time, effort and commitment they invest in our young people each year. The VFW has a number of ways in which to assist you in helping to ensure your students get a head start on their future.


Patriot's Pen

Each year, nearly 68,800 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000! 

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and find your sponsoring local VFW Post as applications must be turned in by midnight, Oct. 31Download and complete the 2022-2023 entry form here

 

The 2022-23 theme is: 
"My Pledge to Our Veterans."

 
 Below is the updates across the State of Mississippi. As the Posts turn in their entries to the State Chairman (November 15th is the deadline) the chart below will be updated.