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TOWNSEND — The VFW Post 6538 Ladies Auxiliary is pleased to announce the winners of its poster and essay contests.

Five Squannacook Elementary School students entered the auxiliary’s poster contest for students in grades three and four. Ashley Considine’s entry was selected as the winner. The entries by Victoria Pappas and Bailey Royer placed second and third, respectively.

The auxiliary received 36 entries in its essay contest for students in grades five and six. Cassandra Vazquez came in first place, Rachel Sullivan came in second and Vanessa Lugo came in third. Vazquez and Sullivan attended Hawthorne Brook Middle School, and Lugo attends Squannacook Elementary School.

These students will be honored at an award ceremony at the VFW later on in the school year along with the winners of other Townsend VFW Ladies Auxiliary contests.