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St. Mary students soar in VFW essay contest

the Inland Register

(From the March 20, 2014 edition of the Inland Register)

Every year, students from St. Mary School, Spokane Valley, participate in the Veterans of Foreign Wars essay contest. This year’s contest theme was “Voice of Democracy.” Grades 3-5 wrote a 200-word essay on “My American Hero is....” Grades 6-8 wrote a 300-400 word essay addressing “What Patriotism Means to Me.” St. Mary students won several first-, second-, and third-place awards this year. Among the winners are, from left in the back row, seventh grader Katrina, sixth grader Max, eighth graders Eva, Jamie, and Hailie, and seventh graders Anthony and Cyra. In the front row, from left, are sixth graders Sofia and Joe, fourth graders Tony, Nick, and Isaac, and fifth graders Natalie and Darren. (IR photo courtesy of St. Mary School)

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