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By Erin Tierney
The Chronicle 

Creswell VFW honors students for democratic essays


November 21, 2019

Erin Tierney/The Chronicle

Pictured, from left, are Tim Meinzen, PHHS journalism teacher, and Shrista Morris' family, Linda Marshall, Morris, and Laurie and Derrick Cook. Shrista tied for first place in this year's Voice of Democracy contest and read her speech aloud

CRESWELL – As part of the National VFW scholarship program, Creswell VFW 4039 last weekend awarded Creswell and Pleasant Hill students for penning admirable Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen essays, some of which were read aloud at the ceremony.

In a two-way tie are Voice of Democracy first-place winners Jasmin Duckworth, a Pleasant Hill High School senior and Shrista Morris, a PHHS junior.

Patriot's Pen first-place winners are Tylyn R. Bowles, an eighth grader at Creswell Middle School (CMS) as the Cottage Grove Post winner, and Lexie Smith, an eighth grader at CMS. Second place is a...

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