PATRIOT'S PEN/VOD

Veterans of Foreign Wars Frontier Post 11453 supports the VFW National Youth & Education Programs, in-fact we are proud to say in recent years participants who entered these contests through our post have competed very well in Wyoming District 5 (posts from Cheyenne, Wheatland, Torrington, and Guernsey), and in the Department of Wyoming (33 posts throughout the state). Some of our participants have even been recognized at the national level (where they competed against thousands of their peers).
 
These contests are open to all applicants of the correct school grade. VFW family members are eligible to participate, but you do not need to have a family member in the VFW to compete. In-fact the identity of all entrants is kept secret until the judging is complete.

The beginning of the school year is a busy time for all, so our post usually waits until September to provide the materials to the schools in our area of responsibility. However, there is no need to wait for the information. Download it now below.

 

Participants in Cheyenne:  All three VFW Posts in Cheyenne support these Youth Programs. Post 1881 has a post home located next to KIA of Cheyenne on Nationway and is responsible to bring these programs to the Cheyenne East HS/Carey Jr High triad, Post 4343 has a post home located on South Greeley Highway and is responsible for the Cheyenne South HS/Johnson Jr High triad, and Post 11453 meets at the Orchard Valley Community Center and is responsible for the Cheyenne Central HS/McCormick Jr High triad. That is our responsibility to the community. You may submit your entry to any one local VFW Post.  

 

Additionally, in recent years our post has contacted and delivered contest materials to LCSD2 schools, private, parochial, and children being home schooled.

 

You may only submit one entry per year, but we hold these contests at the same time every year. If you win or not you are welcome to participate again next year as long as you meet the grade requirement. Good luck. Oh... did we mention the prizes! Some cash, some scholarships.
 
 
 
 

Patriot's Pen (grades 6-8)

 
Theme: What is Patriotism to Me?
Rules
Patriot's Pen Entry Form  Please download, complete, and submit with your essay (PDF)
Dropbox (we hope to build this in the near future)
Please note: if you submit more than one entry we will only review the newest submission, all previous entries will be discarded.

Patriot's Pen DROPBOX Please include ... rules coming soon.

 
 

Voice of Democracy (grades 9-12)

 Theme: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?
Voice of Democracy Entry Form  Please download, complete, and submit with your speech recording (format mp3, other formats may be approved if coordinated ahead of time)
Dropbox (we hope to build this in the near future)
Please note: if you submit more than one entry we will only review the newest submission, all previous entries will be discarded.
 
 
 
 

VFW National

Youth Scholarships (these programs viewed from the National level of the VFW) 

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