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Trio from Immaculate Heart of Mary Win Townsend VFW Essay Contest

January 13, 2019

TOWNSEND -- Winners of the Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition for students in grades 6-8, sponsored by Townsend VFW Post No. 6538 and its Auxiliary, have been announced.

“Why I Honor the American Flag” was this year’s theme.

Rebecca Roux of Clinton won $100 for placing first in the local competition.

Kate Coakley of Princeton received $70 for placing second.

Rebekah Alexander of Townsend won $40 for third place.

All three are students at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Harvard. Rebecca and Rebekah are eighth-graders, and Kate is a seventh-grader.

The local awards will be presented to the three local winners at an Open House and Awards Ceremony to be held in the Townsend VFW Post Function Hall in June.

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