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)
Christie Baldwin is a first year journalism student. She is an energetic junior, who plays basketball and softball. She enjoys being apart of the geocaching club. During the summer she works as a lifeguard at the New Milford Pool.