The VFW Americanism essay contest winners were named and honored during a banquet. Different category winners were recognized. Seated, from left, are Brooklyn Ortego, Troy LeDay Jr., and Joslyn Speckate. In back, from left, are Bernita Briscoe, Auxiliary treasurer; Kiersten Guillory, Aubrei Guillory, Sara Lanthier, Linda Thibodeaux, Auxiliary president; and Roger Veillon, VFW commander. (Submitted Photos)
Americanism essay contest winners were named last week at an annual awards banquet. Seated, from left, are Lauren McGee, Millie Miller, Lillian Field and Kaidynce Manuel. In back, from left are Briscoe, William McLemore, Vivian Mire, Annie Huckaby, Madison Eckholdt, Thibodeaux, and Veillon.
Young American Creative Patriotic Art winners were named during a banquet sponsored by VFW Post 8971 and Auxiliary. Seated, from left, are Alisyn Beard, Abigail Miller and Annie Huckaby. In back are Post and Auxiliary members, left, Briscoe, Thibodeaux and Veillon.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8971 and Ladies Auxiliary each year host and sponsor an Americanism essay contest for Eunice students.
Students from all Eunice elementary, junior high and high schools enter and participate in the contest.
First, second and third place winners were awarded for their creativity and originality of the essays and drawings. They received cash and trophies.
The awards ceremony was held April 11 at the Eunice VFW 190 E. Hall.
Some of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8971 and Auxiliary members were present and awarded each student.