Winners of the Patriot’s Pen Contest

(Left to right) Roger Ohnesorge, Commander Post 9290 Baileys Harbor; Krystian Hallett (3rd place), Ian Hoffman (4th place), Jon Kordon (2nd place) and Nathan Surges (1st place). Not picture: Ida Whitney (5th place).

Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts 8337 and 9290 were sponsors of the National Veterans of Foreign Wars 2011/2012 Patriot’s Pen Contest at Gibraltar Middle School. The contest is open to students in grades 6th – 8th. The top national prize was $10,000. This year’s theme was “Are you proud of your country?”

Pictured are the top five winners from each post. They received their awards at an awards program.