Historic Essay Winners Are Recognized

Randolph Memorial Post #7333, Veterans of Foreign Wars, recently recognized the winners of its patriotic essay contests.

Post Commander Scott Montanio and Programs Chairman Jack Sassaman presented awards to the first-place winners at the post’s recent meeting. Ryan Manderioli, a Randolph Middle School student, received first place for his entry in the Patriots Pen Contest, and Elizabeth Moran, a West Morris Mendham High School student, won for her entry in the Voice of Democracy audio/essay scholarship contest.

Each essay is written to a preselected patriotic theme from the national headquarters located in Kansas City, Mo. Contest takes place once a year where all entries must be received by the entrant’s local VFW post by Oct. 31 of each year. National winners receive scholarship monetary awards.

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