Branson-Hollister VFW Post #11290 sponsored the annual Patriot’s Pen writing competition this fall among area schools. The contest asked middle school students to write on the topic What Makes America Great? The writing competition is also sponsored nationally by VFW. Students in all Branson Junior High history classes had the opportunity to participate and submit an entry to the competition.
BJHS winners included: Ben Mathews, 1st place; Cole Snavely, 2nd place; and Hannah Casada, 3rd place.
The students were presented cash awards and a medal by local post representative Richard Baehr. The presentation was made December 18.