The Patriot's Pen Competition, sponsored by VFW, focused on "The America I Believe In" this year. Grade 6-8 students submit a 300-400 type written essay for this topic. Winners for this competition were all from Walton Middle School and are as follows; Atterol Walters, 3rd Place (left), Deseria Boyer, 2nd Place (center) and Andrew Ellis, 1st Place (right). These students will be recognized at the January 3rd School Board Meeting at 5:00 P.M. at which time they will receive their monetary awards and certificates from the local VFW. Congratulations to these students. Submitted by Donna Honish.