Massena elementary student places 3rd in VFW Patriot's Pen competition
From the left are Tim and Ruth Cameron, Abigail's parents, Timothy Cameron, Abigail's brother, Madison Elementary Principal Nicole Terminelli, Abigail Cameron, VFW Scholarship Chairperson Frances Marcil, and Superintendent Patrick Brady. Submitted Photo.MASSENA – Abigail Cameron, a Madison Elementary student, placed 3rd in the VFW District 9 Patriot's Pen competition for 2022-2023.
District 9 covers communities across the North Country including Beekmantown, Canton, Champlain, Ellenburg, Gouverneur, Keeseville, Massena, Mineville, Ogdensburg, Peru, Plattsburgh, Saranac Lake, Schroon Lake, Ticonderoga, and Tupper Lake. Abigail received two checks totaling $100 for her essay written to the theme "My Pledge to Our Veterans."
Each year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors an essay contest entitled Patriot's Pen Scholarship Competition. The goal of the program is to encourage students in grades 6-8 to write 300-400 word essays on patriotic themes. This year's theme is "My Pledge to Our Veterans."