STPA 8th Grader Takes Honors in VFW Writing Contest

STPA 8th Grader Takes Honors in VFW Writing Contest
Posted on 12/06/2017
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Congratulations go out to Sankirth Tippur, an 8th grader in Ms. Power’s English I class, who earned first place in the district and regional levels of the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. 

Each year more than 125,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $50,000, with each first-place state winner receiving $2,000. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March.
His essay, discussing America’s gift to his generation,  has advanced to Austin where it will compete with 24 other regional winners from around the state of Texas for state honors.  The winner will advance to the national level of competition.  Best of luck in the next level of competition, Sankirth!