Stu­dent paints a pa­tri­otic scene at Le­gion

The Advance of Bucks County - - YARDLEY-MORRISVILLE AREA - By Pe­tra Ch­es­ner Sch­lat­ter

vARDLEv BOR­OUGH - A wav­ing flDg, Dn HDgOH DnG thH sLOhRuHttH Rf D sROGLHU.

ThRsH DUH thH LmDgHs fHD­tuUHG Ln D nHw pDtULRtLc muUDO, whLch -uOLD KHDUns pDLn­tHG Ln­sLGH thH KnRwOHs-DRyOH AmHULcDn LHgLRn PRst 317 Ln hRnRU Rf VHtHUDns DDy.

A sRphRmRUH Dt PHnnsEuUy HLgh SchRRO DnG D LRwHU MDkH­fiHOG UHsLGHnt, KHDUns, 15, wDs LnYLtHG Ey thH LHgLRn tR pDLnt thH muUDO.

ShH chRsH tR cUHDtH D EULght pLc­tuUH, usLng UHG, whLtH, nDYy EOuH, EODck, yHOORw, gUDy DnG EURwn pDLnts.

WhHn shH wDs finLshHG, shH stRRG EDck DnG OLkHG whDt shH sDw.

“I fHOt OLkH DOO thH hDUG wRUk UHDOOy pDLG Rff, KHDUns sDLG. “I Dm pURuG Rf Lt.”

ShH pDLn­tHG thH muUDO Ds D UH­suOt Rf hHU pDUtLcLpDtLRn Ln Dn HssDy cRn­tHst, spRn­sRUHG Ey thH LHgLRn. ThH EOHc­tRUDO CROOHgH wDs thH tRpLc Rf thH HssDy.

“I hDGn’t pDLn­tHG D muUDO EHfRUH DnG wDn­tHG tR tDkH thH chDOOHngH,” shH sDLG.

KHDUns spHnt 30 hRuUs RYHU D RnH mRnth pHULRG cUHDtLng thH ODUgH pDLn­tLng.

“I Hn­jRyHG wRUkLng wLth thH AmHULcDn LHgLRn DnG gRt tR knRw mDny Rf thH mHmEHUs Ds I wRUkHG wHHkHnGs thHUH Rn thH muUDO,” shH sDLG.

ShH wDs UHcHn­tOy UHcRgnLzHG GuULng D YHtHUDns’ pDUty Dt thH LHgLRn HDOO Rn SRuth MDLn StUHHt. BLOO TURpLD, cRm­mDnGHU Rf PRst 317 Rf thH AmHULcDn LHgLRn pUHsHn­tHG hHU wLth D cHUtL­ficDtH.

“It wDs gUHDt tR EH hRnRUHG DftHU GRLng DOO thDt wRUk,” KHDUns sDLG.

KHDUns wDs Ln­tHUHstHG Ln sHUYLng hHU cRm­munLty, cRun­tUy DnG thH LHgLRn. ShH wDn­tHG tR hHOp thH ORcDO YHtHUDns.

ShH cRn­sLGHUs hHUsHOf pDtULRtLc. “HDYLng wRUkHG wLth thH AmHULcDn LHgLRn, I gDLnHG Dn unGHUstDnGLng Rf thH YHtHUDns whR sHUYHG RuU cRun­tUy,” sDLG KHDUns, DGGLng thDt shH Hn­jRys wDtchLng thH MHmRULDO DDy PDUDGH Ln GRwn­tRwn YDUGOHy BRURugh HYHUy yHDU.

BHLng UHcRgnLzHG Ey thH LHgLRn Ls nRt thH fiUst tLmH shH hDs EHHn ODuGHG fRU hHU DUt. In HLghth gUDGH, shH wDs gLYHn thH Out­stDnGLng AUt StuGHnt AwDUG Dt PHn­nwRRG MLGGOH SchRRO.

ShH hDs DOwDys EHHn Ln­tHUHstHG Ln DUt. ShH wDs UHcRm­mHnGHG Ey hHU DUt tHDchHU fRU thH AUt MDjRU cRuUsH Dt PHnnsEuUy HLgh SchRRO.

KHDUns Ls D mHmEHU Rf thH PHnnsEuUy SwLm THDm. In hHU spDUH tLmH, shH Hn­jRys pDLn­tLng DnG GUDwLng. RHDGLng Ls RnH Rf hHU fDYRULtH pDstLmHs wLth mDgDzLnHs DnG nRn­fic­tLRn ERRks EHLng hHU fDYRULtHs.

In cROOHgH, shH pODns Rn stuGyLng mDth RU scLHncH. ShH mDy cRn­sLGHU jRLnLng thH mLOLtDUy.

ShH Ls thH GDughtHU Rf IzDEHOOD DnG AODn KHDUns. HHU fDthHU hHOpHG hHU wLth thH muUDO pURjHct. HH OHDUnHG DERut thH HssDy cRn­tHst Ln Dn DUtLcOH hH UHDG RnOLnH.

Ju­lia Kearns ac­cepts a cer­tifi­cate of ap­pre­ci­a­tion from Bill Tropia, com­man­der of Post 317 of KnowlesDoyle Amer­i­can Le­gion in Yardley Bor­ough.

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