At a luncheon on Sunday, three local residents were honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 10 board at the VFW hall in Portland.
Megan Joy, an eighth grader at Windham Middle School, was honored for her first place finish in the Patriot’s Pen essay writing contest. She also won the State of Maine title. She will attend Windham High School next year. She received prizes including a certificate, check, backpack and decorative pins.
Windham High School senior Anne Libby won third place in the district for her verbal essay on “Why I am optimistic about our nation’s future.” She also received a certificate, check, backpack and decorative pins as well as a bronze metal. Libby will attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle in the fall to major in criminal justice.
Fourth grade teacher Deb Luce was named the VFW Teacher of the Year for citizenship in district 10 as well as for the State of Maine. Although she couldn’t attend the ceremony on Sunday she did say that she was “extremely honored, humbled and thankful.” She was given a pen and clock set in addition to other items. Luce does a lot with remembering and honoring veterans. Her son is on active duty.
|Deb Luce and Bob Akins|