Kaylee Arndt placed second at the district level for her essay in the “Patriot’s Pen” competition. The essay competition is sponsored annually by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its auxiliary, and is open to students in grades 6-8.
The theme for the 2016 competition was “The America I Believe In.” One of 71 entries from Fillmore Central High School, Kaylee was the first place winner at the local competition last fall. Her brother, Kaleb, was also a local winner – his essay took second place.
Kaylee and the other Patriot’s Pen Essay winners from the First District VFW were honored at a luncheon at the Kenyon VFW post home on Saturday, February 4. Kaylee received a $100 award from the district.
Kaylee is an eighth grader at Fillmore Central High School and the daughter of Tonya and Dustin Arndt of Preston.
Kaylee is pictured with 1st District VFW Auxiliary President Karianne Hermanson and 1st District VFW Senior Vice Commander Mike Meyer.