Bethany Christian Academy Junor High Students Win the 2017 - 2018 Veterans of Foreign War Post 9557 - Patriots Pen Essay Contest
Pictured above with City of Westminster Mayor Tri Ta and VFW Post members and officers is Second Place Winner Oshiana Schenkelberg (8th Grade), Third Place Winner Devan Patel (6th Grade), and First Place Winner Brayden Nguyen (6th Grade).
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 three of our Bethany Christian Academy Jr. High students were honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post 9557) for their Patriots Pen Essays. There are only three winners each year, and they all were from our school! Congratulations students!
The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. The 2017-2018 theme was America's Gift to My Generation. Mrs. Stiles, our junior high English teacher, encourages her students to participate in the contest each year.