Local youth wins essay contest for VFW district


May 1, 2019 - 10:32 AM

From left, Pat Spencer, president of LaHarpe VFW Auxiliary; Kim Swearinger, VFW member; essay winner Jess Taylor; and Doug Northcutt, LaHarpe VFW Commander.

Jess Taylor, a seventh-grade student at Iola Middle School, won the Kansas District 3 Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen essay contest, “Why I honor the American Flag,” at Parsons Saturday. Taylor won the local essay contest, sponsored by the LaHarpe VFW, which qualified for the district contest. 

Taylor received a plaque, accolades and a monetary award. 

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