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WSIS Eighth Grader Wins Patriot’s Pen


Devin Robinson, Patriot’s Pen Winner

Staff Writer

Congratulations are in order to one of our Phi House eighth graders, Devin Robinson. Devin recently won the local division of the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. The theme this year was  What is Patriotism to Me? Devin’s essay expressed that patriotism could be found in helping others in a myriad of ways. According to his essay,  “the people who save, help, change lives, and make a difference.”

Each year, over 165,400 students in grades six through eighth enter the contest to compete for over 1.4 million dollars in prize money. At the local level, Devin was awarded a check for $100, and his essay will go on to compete at the regional level for yet another chance at winning. Should his essay continue, it would then be judged at the state and national level. 

Devin was recently awarded his check by Commander Joseph Sylvester of the Hyde Park Memorial VFW Post 6528. Devin’s mother, his English teacher, Mrs. McDonald, and Mrs. Boyce were all present as Devin received his award. Needless to say, they are all very proud of Devin and his accomplishment.  Once again, we are reminded that WEST IS BEST!

Devin receives his check from Commander Joseph Sylvester of Hyde Park Memorial VFW Post 6528.