Essay Contest winners

Representatives from VFW Post 8239 out of Red Cliff/Bayfield with first, second and third place winners of the Patriot’s Pen VFW-sponsored youth essay competition. Pictured are (from left) Bayfield County Veterans Service Officer Kevin Johnson, second-place winner Hillel Grabiner, Auxiliary Member Marilyn Larsen, third-place winner Sarah Earing, first-place winner Davina Anderson and Auxiliary Member Diane Fizell.

WASHBURN — Representatives from VFW Post 8239 of Red Cliff/Bayfield announced the winners of the Patriot’s Pen VFW-sponsored youth essay competition and gave a patriotic presentation to members of Theresa Bailen’s English Classes on Wednesday morning in the Washburn Middle School/High School Library.

Bayfield County Veterans Service Officer Kevin Johnson, along with Auxiliary Member’s Diane Fizell and Marilyn Larsen, began their presentation to the eighth grade students by providing them with some history on the VFW and the patriotic essay-writing contest.

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