Junior High School students from around Lamar County recently competed in the annual VFW Patriot Pen Contest, with Erika Nance from Paris ISD now advancing to the state level competition.
“We received fifty-one entries this year,” said David Dickerson with VFW Post 3990.
First place was awarded to Erika Nance from Paris Jr. High, second place went to Catherine Thomas from Prairiland Jr. High, and third place was awarded to Ethan Hundley also from Paris Jr. High.
“Erika’s essay advanced to district where she also finished in first place. Her essay now advances to state and will be judged at that level in December,” said Dickerson.
Photo of Erika Nance receiving her award was submitted