VFW honors PSJ students

Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM.

LaPlante’s essay, “The Voice of Democracy,” won her $500 and also placed second in the district competition, awarding her an additional $75.

“It was a subject that was close to me, because my dad is a veteran,” said LaPlante. “Port St. Joe is a very veteran-friendly community.”

LaPlante said that she was surprised by her win because many essays were submitted by her peers, but was honored that her words were recognized by VFW members.

Additionally, both students received ribbons, notebooks and T-shirts from Ladies Auxiliary President Ginny Seefeldt.

“This is quite an honor for a couple of ladies,” said Post Commander Rodney Herring.

The families of both students were attended the event and Ramsey and LaPlante led the post in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

After receiving their awards, each student read their essays aloud and received standing ovations from the audience.

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