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Townsend VFW to honor 2022 contest winners
Townsend VFW to honor 2022 contest winners

TOWNSEND — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6538 and its auxiliary are set to honor the winners of three youth contests at 6:15 p.m. June 20.

An award ceremony will honor the winners of the “Patriot’s Pen” essay competition, the “Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue” national anthem singing contest and the “Illustrating America” poster contest. The ceremony will be held at the VFW Function Hall at 491 Main St.

Clinton’s Michael Gibbons was awarded $100 for his entry in the “Patriot’s Pen” competition, which asked entrants the question: “How Can I Be A Good American?” Shirley’s Zoe Pulvermacher earned second place, while Harvard’s Tristan McKeever took third; they were awarded $70 and $40, respectively.

Gibbons, Zoe Pulvermacher and McKeever are all sixth grade students at Still River’s Immaculate Heart of Mary School and were three of the 13 students from IHMS and the Hawthorne Brook Middle School who entered the contest.

Summer Goyette, a sixth grade student at HBMS, earned first prize in the singing contest and was given a $25 reward. She was one of 18 students from HBMS and IHMS to enter.

Goyette’s entry also placed first in the statewide competition of the same name held by the Massachusetts VFW, earning Goyette an additional $50 reward.

James Pulvermacher, a fifth grade student at IHMS, placed first in the local poster contest. He was one of 20 students who submitted entries from IHMS, HBMS, Spaulding Memorial Elementary and Carney Academy.

James Pulvermacher earned a $30 reward. Like Goyette, his entry was also submitted to the state-level competition, where it earned second place, netting James Pulvermacher an additional $25 reward.

HBMS’s Cassandra Streeter earned second prize in the poster competition, while SMES’s Annalee Marie Stuhl took third. They were each awarded $20 and $10, respectively.

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