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Local students, teachers recognized by VFW One student, teacher off to State competitions


December 20, 2018

Erin Tierney/The Creswell Chronicle

From left are Creswell VFW Post No. 4039 Commander Bob Beck; Kim Kuhnhausen, Middle School Teacher of the Year; Jocelyn Stram, Elementary School Teacher of the Year; Conner Costa, (kneeling) winner of Patriot's Pen contest; Tim Meinzen, High School Teacher of the Year; Shrista Morris, second place Voice of Democracy contest winner; Hannah Edwards, first place Voice of Democracy contest winner; and Oregon State Commander Rick Higgins. Meinzen, of Pleasant Hill, and Edwards, of Creswell, also won at the District level and will go on to the state judging in January.

Creswell VFW Post No. 4039, through its dedication of investing in future generations of patriots, recently took part in local competitions that showcased some of the most eloquent, democratic-loving students and teachers in the area.

Students from Creswell, Pleasant Hill and Cottage Grove received recognition for their essays on topics such as, "why my vote matters," and "what the American flag means to me."

"I was very encouraged by what was written by the students; I have come to realize that patriotism is not dead among our youth," said Post No. 4039 Commander Bob Beck, who had also g...

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