The following students participated in the Tumwater Post 7089 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Voice of Democracy, Patriots Pen and Youth Essay program:
Voice of Democracy, Tumwater High School: Sarah P. Olive-McStay, 1st place; Anthony Rock, 2nd place; Melissa Glainyk, 3rd place.
Olive-McStay will represent Washington at the national competition in Washington, D.C., in March. She is competing for a $30,000 scholarship.
Patriots Pen, Tumwater Middle School: Bailey K. Rollman, 1st place; Delaney M. Trotter, 2nd place; Zach Blankenship, 3rd place. Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School: Kate L. Armstrong, 1st place. Bush Middle School: Joy M. Barnard, 1st place.
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Rollman was selected as the Post 7089 overall 1st place Patriots Pen winner and won 3rd place at the District 5 competition in December.
Youth Essay, East Olympia Elementary: Elsie Waltner, 1st place; Kailee Giles, 2nd place; Sariah Burdett, 3rd place. Peter G. Schmidt Elementary: Alec Ashley, 1st place; Chelan Bullett, 2nd place; Spencer Monahan, 3rd place. Michael T. Simmons Elementary: Natania Serhan, 1st place; Alexis Warren, 2nd place. Littlerock Elementary: Elena Valencia, 1st place; Derrek Stevens, 2nd place; Dakota Drake, 3rd place, Jade Layton, 3rd place.
The Post awarded $635 in cash awards, $141 in medals and $110 in certificates to the students in the Tumwater School District in 2010.