Joliet Middle School participated in the VFW- sponsored Patriot's Pen essay contest. This is a nationwide sponsored youth essay competition giving students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on annual patriotic theme. The 2015-2016 theme was "What freedom means to me". This theme went along with the middle schools veterans day presentation. We are proud to announce winners from the local VFW post and the district VFW post.
At the post level Caleb Miller received a cash award and a plaque for 3rd place, Jordan Grewell received a cash award and plaque for 2nd place, and Joelle Luoma received a cash award and plaque award for 1st place. First and second place were sent on to the district level. At the district level Joelle Luoma received a cash award for 2nd place and Jordan Grewell received 1st place, and her essay will be submitted to the state level with results being announced in April 2016.
Back L to R: Rick Grewell, Ray Locke, Rick Osborne
Front L to R: Jordan Grewell, Joelle Luoma, Caleb Miller