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.
 

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 Laramie County School District 2 (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
- Deadline October 31, 2020
- Please do NOT identify yourself in the essay. However, do name your files with your last name and first name. Example: LastFirstEssay.pdf, the entry form should be named in a similar way. Example: LastFirstEntry.pdf.
- We prefer both written files to be Portable Document Format (pdf). In your word processor program use File|Save As (or Download As) select pdf. 
- Please download the Entry Form first, then complete, save, and drop the completed Entry Form along with your Essay into the Dropbox provided below. If you experience an issue with the electronic signature, please just submit the entry form completed best as possible.
- If you cannot provide these documents via the Dropbox printed documents may be submitted in person until 3 PM on October 31. Call 307.509.0839 to make arrangements.
  PP Dropbox

 


DROPBOX for Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

 
 
 

 

Voice of Democracy (grades 9-12)

Theme: Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?
- Deadline October 31, 2020
- The audio speech recording should be recorded in a standard voice recording file such as mp3, wav, m4a, wma, acc, etc.
- Please do NOT identify yourself in the speech. However, do name your files with your last name and first name. Example: LastFirstSpeech.pdf, the entry form should be named in a similar way. Example: LastFirstEntry.pdf, and the audio speech recording LastFirstSpeech.mp3 (or whatever).
- We prefer both of the written files to be Portable Document Format (pdf). In your word processor program use File|Save As (or Download As) select pdf. 
- Please download the Entry Form first, then complete, save, and drop the completed Entry Form along with your Written and Audio Recorded Speech into the Dropbox provided below. If you experience an issue with the electronic signature, please just submit the entry form completed best as possible.
- If you cannot provide these via the Dropbox an audio CD (Compact Disc) or USB drive of the audio speech accompanied by the written documents may be submitted in person until 3 PM on October 31. Call 307.509.0839 to make arrangements.
Voice of Democracy Speech
 
 
 
 
 
  

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VFW National

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

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