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Local students place in annual vet’s essay contest

Local students place in annual vet’s essay contest

A pair of Lakeview students recently placed at the district level in the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual Patriots Pen and Voices of Democracy essay contests.

Cheyenne Morgan placed second in district and received $200 in the Voice of Democracy competition. Michaela Cuff placed second, also at district, and received $100 in the Patriot Pen contest.

Morgan is the daughter of Dixie Giffin and Ron Morgan and is a junior at Lakeview High School.

Cuff is the daughter of Michael and Letrell Cuff and is in the seventh grade at Daly Middle School.

The Voice of Democracy essay contest is open to high school students, while the Patriots Pen competition is open to students in grades 6 through 8, according to the VFW organization’s web site.

Students write essays built around an established theme for the competition.

The students were recognized for their achievements at both the Friday, Jan. 17, meeting of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4070, along with a special luncheon meeting the next day at the Eagles Lodge.

The Saturday meeting was also attended by District Commander Duane Whitehead of Klamath Falls.  Also present were the first place winners in the district, Conner Cuttingham (Patriots Pen) and Jordan Frisendahl (Voice of Democracy), both of Malin.

Lakeview’s district for the competition includes the communities of Klamath Falls and Malin.

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