Back in September, we published an invitation for entries in a student essay contest presented by the VFW. Among the local students who responded and participated, there are winners in subsequent rounds of judging, and two going on to state competition! VFW Post 2713 in The Triangle shares the news:
Congratulations to the 22 student winners of the Youth Essay contests from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2713 in West Seattle. The student winners came from Arbor Heights Elementary School, Holy Family School, Madison Middle School, and Our Lady of Guadalupe School. A total of $770 was given to the winners, according to Bill Dwyer, Post 2713 Senior Vice Commander and Chairman of the Youth Essay Scholarship program.
Five of the 22 student winners from VFW Post 2713 also went on to the District 2 competition. On January 6, the District 2 meeting was held at VFW Rainier Post. Here are the results of the competition:
–Liam Stampe won 2nd place for 4th grade from Our Lady of Guadalupe School.
–Malik Dawson won 1st place for 5th grade from Holy Family School. Malik now competes at State Level.
–Danika Ronda won 1st place for 6th grade from Madison Middle School. Danika now competes at State level.
–Roxanne Elder won 3rd place for 7th grade from Madison Middle School.
–Miles Dawson won 3rd place for 8th grade from Holy Family School.
Congratulations to the District 2 winners (there are 15 Districts in the state). The State winners will be awarded January 20.
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Source: CONGRATULATIONS! Local student writers’ success in VFW essay competition
Due to the July 4th Holiday falling on the first Tuesday of the month, our Post Meeting will be held on July 11th at 7:30pm.
See you there
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Our next Post meeting will be on 6/6 at 7:30pm. We will be installing new officers as well as discussing responsibilities and upcoming events.
See you there.
This is the 100 year anniversary of the Buddy Poppy. Members of VFW Post 2713 will be at the Admiral Safeway at 9am each morning on 5/27 through 5/29. We look forward to seeing you this weekend
Since 2007, BURGER KING® franchisees and their customers have contributed over $4.3 million to the VFW Unmet Needs program. This program provides grants of up to $5,000 to qualified applicants who’ve fallen on hard times as a result of deployment, injury, or other military-related activities. To date, BURGER KING®’s generosity has directly assisted more than 4,100 veterans and military families.
The VFW is encouraging its members, their families and friends to stop in, purchase a meal and say “thank you” to the franchise owners, managers and BURGER KING® team members for their continued support of the veteran community. It’s also asking all members to post to social media about their visit using #ThankBK.
It’s through the efforts of supporters like BURGER KING® that the VFW is able to provide service members, veterans and their families a hand up when they need it most.
Find a BURGER KING® location near you, or learn more about the Unmet Needs program.
The Beer Junction on California Ave. will host our VFW Post 2713 Post and Structures Brewery on Thursday May 25 from 5-8pm.
Structures Brewery will have a tasting (usually 5 different brews) and we will have the opportunity to socialize with our fellow members and pass out “Buddy Poppies”.
We will have a table where the patrons can donate money. In addition, half of the proceeds collected from the beer tasting is given to our Post.