VFW names winners of Patriot's Pen and Teacher of Year
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12141, of Madras, has announced the winners of the Patriot's Pen and Teacher of the Year contests.
For the 2018-19 Patriot's Pen competition, which is for students in grades six through eight, students wereare asked to reflect on the statement, "Why I Honor the American Flag."
Thirteen students from Jefferson County Middle School entered the contest in the fall. Sandra Herbert and Cecilia Gonzalez were the local winners, but all 13 students received certificates.
Winners are able to compete for awards at the district level.
The 2018-19 Teacher of the Year award was presented to Capt. Kip Briggs, the JROTC instructor at Madras High School.
Briggs, who is retired from the U.S. Army, was also chosen by VFW District 10 officials as the Teacher of the Year for all of Central Oregon.