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Patriot's Pen

April 19, 2014
The Altoona Mirror

Veterans from two local Veterans of Foreign?Wars posts presented awards to Tristan McDannell and Keira Claar, students at St.?Patrick's School,?Newry, for placing first and second, respectively, in the local annual Patriot's Pen essay contest.

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Veterans from two local Veterans of Foreign?Wars posts presented awards to Tristan McDannell and Keira Claar, students at St.?Patrick’s School,?Newry, for placing first and second, respectively, in the local annual Patriot’s Pen essay contest. Shown are (from left): seated — Joan Keller, principal; and Father Allen Zeth, administrator of St. Patrick Church; second row — Robert Russler, junior vice commander of Altoona VFW Post 3; Tristan McDannell, sixth-grader and first-place winner; Keira Claar, eighth-grader and second-place winner; and Paul Misko Jr., vice commander of VFW Post 3; third row — Joe Dumm, sixth-grade teacher; Mark Nelson, commander of Duncansville VFW Post 8724; Thomas Byrne, commander of VFW Post 3; and Ron Russler, a judge for the contest.

 
 

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