DCIU an­nounces Vet­eran’s Day es­say win­ners

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - NEWS -

The Delaware County In­ter­me­di­ate Unit (DCIU) is proud to an­nounce the 2017 Delaware County Vet­eran’s Day Es­say Con­test win­ners. They are:

1st Place: Hope Pol­hill, 8th grade, Bev­erly Hills Mid­dle School

2nd Place: Caro­line Con­sta­ble, 8th grade, Rad­nor Mid­dle School

3rd Place: Ri­ley O’Con­nell, 6th grade, E.T. Richard­son Mid­dle School

The fo­cus of the Vet­er­ans Day Pa­rade and es­say con­test this year is “hon­or­ing all vet­er­ans.” Stu­dents had to an­swer the fol­low­ing in 300 words or less: “Thank you for your ser­vice.”

This is a com­mon ex­pres­sion of grat­i­tude that our coun­try of­fers vet­er­ans. But is a quick “thank you” all we owe re­turn­ing soldiers? What do we owe our vet­er­ans — in­clud­ing those who have served, those who have been in­jured or dis­abled and the fam­i­lies that have lost some­one?

Open to all Delaware County stu­dents in grades 6-8, the pur­pose of the con­test was to chal­lenge stu­dents to think about war and free­dom in ways they never have be­fore, to gain a sense of pride in our coun­try and to honor and re­spect those brave in­di­vid­u­als who have risked their lives for our free­dom. The win­ners re­ceived cash prizes ($200, $150 and $100) and a cer­tifi­cate and were in­vited to read their es­says at the Vet­eran’s Day Pa­rade in Me­dia Nov. 10.

Win­ners of the DCIU Vet­eran’s Day es­say con­test are: Ri­ley O’Con­nell, 6th grade, E.T. Richard­son Mid­dle School-3rd Place Win­ner; Caro­line Con­sta­ble, 8th grade, Rad­nor Mid­dle School-2nd Place Win­ner; Hope Pol­hill, 8th grade, Bev­erly Hills Mid­dle School- 1st Place Win­ner

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