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Lakeridge Elementary, Dimmitt Middle School students win VFW essay contest

February 14, 2017—Lakeridge Elementary 4th-grader Dylan Deo won 1st place in both the district and state categories for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Essay Contest.


A total of 22 students (18 from Lakeridge Elementary and three from Dimmitt Middle School) also won awards in the local category in the annual student essay contest. All of the winners were celebrated last night at a dinner awards ceremony at Skyway VFW. This year’s essay theme was: “Why are men and women who serve in the military special?”


Dylan’s winning essay also garnered him a $150 cash prize.


Dylan Deo reading VFW essay 2017 VFW Essay contest winners Dylan Deo's VFW essay