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Central Plains students receive awards for essays

Central Plains Middle School-Bushton students in 6-8th grade recently participated in the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest. Pictured above were the winners in each grade; and teachers, Sandy Barton, far left, and VFW member Red Meier and Susan Weber, far right.

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BUSHTON — Central Plains Middle School students recently wrote an essay on “What Patriotism Means to Me?” as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Patriots Pen essay contest.
The Patriot’s Pen is a national contest for 6-8th graders. Winners of the national contest receive scholarships.
Red Meier, member of the Claflin VFW, coordinated the local contest. He said he was really surprised at the essays and thought it was beyond fantastic that 64 students participated.
“The essays were fantastic,” he said. “They opened the eyes of the older generation. (Students) had to do a lot of research. They just ...

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