VFW Auxiliary Announces Kick-Off of Annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Scholarship Contest
LUSK - VFW Auxiliary of Lusk is excited to announce the winners of the VFW Auxiliary’s annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. Local students in grades 9-12 had the opportunity to compete for $34,000 in national scholarships.
Students submitted an original two-dimensional piece of artwork or a 3-dimensional piece of artwork. The entries were completed during the current school year.
Sixteen local students competed at the local VFW Auxiliary level. The first-place winner in each category advanced to the Department of Wyoming competition. Department first-place winners compete for their share of $34,000 in national awards, and the national first- place winner is awarded a $15,000 scholarship. National first- through thirteen-place winners are featured in VFW Auxiliary Magazine and on the VFW Auxiliary website. All Department winning entries are judged at National Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri in July and will be displayed at the VFW Auxiliary National Convention scheduled to take place July 22-27 in Phoenix, AZ.
The VFW Auxiliary started the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth. Approximately 4,000 students participate each year and in addition to $34,000 in national scholarships, local and state VFW Auxiliaries throughout the nation award more than $150,000 in Patriotic Art scholarships every year.
This year we would like to congratulate the following winners: 1st Place - Haven Hendricks, 2nd Place - Gabe Matthews, 3rd Place - Jacob Steemke, Honorable Mention - Kyra Willey. We would also like to thank Mrs Roxanne Fish for her assistance in facilitating this project in the schools every year.
About the VFW Auxiliary: The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are the relatives of those who served in a location of foreign conflict.
We have nearly 470,000 members representing all 50 states who volunteer millions of hours and give millions of dollars to support veterans, military service personnel and their families.
We are a voice for veterans on Capitol Hill and are instrumental in assisting the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families. We are one of the top 10 providers of volunteer hours in the VA medical system. Every year, members fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans and their families. We also provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation’s youth. With more than 3,600 Auxiliaries, there is likely one in your area working to improve the lives of America’s uncommon heroes. Learn more at www.vfwauxiliary.org.