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The Patriot Pen essay winners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School have been announced. Left to right are Tim Sullivan, middle school teacher, Dob Kirtz, Ryan Klein, Mitchell O'Brien, Laura Church, Emily Weldon and Hastings VFW representative Dean Markuson. (Star Gazette photos by Jane Lightbourn)

Winners announced in annual VFW essay contests

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The winners in the annual Voice of Democracy Essay Contest have been selected.

Winners at Hastings High School are Christina Alongi, first; Sarah Zeien, second; Kay Lynn Johnson, third; and Garret Tuin, fourth.


Winners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School are Robert C. Kirtz, first; Ryan Klein, second; Mitchell O'Brien, third; Laura Church, fourth; and Emily Weldon, fifth. They have been presented cash prizes.

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