By: Christie Baldwin /Junior Writer

Six students from Blue Ridge School District are big winners in annual writing contests sponsored by the VFW, Post 6223 in Great Bend.

Andrew Scott, a tenth grader, is the first place winner of the Voice of Democracy contest.

Scott says “I was surprised to find out I won and honored to have been a part of the contest. I’m glad that my work has been well received.”

The winners of the Voice of Democracy include:

1st Place- Andrew Scott, sophomore ($1,000)

2nd Place- Danielle Tierney, freshman ($600)

3rd Place- Mason Conklin, sophomore ($400)

The winners of the Patriot’s Pen include:

1st Place- Lillian Bleck, eighth grade ($500)

2nd Place- Kathryn G. Hinkley, eighth grade ($300)

3rd Place- Breanna Paterno, eighth grade ($200)


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