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Congratulations to 8th grader Aiden Hoogstra for winning the Veterans of Foreign Wars 19th District Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest. The theme was “What Makes America Great.” Aiden’s essay was selected out of the 1,375 essays in the district.  He was also one of three students in Illinois to go to State! Aiden will go to Springfield on February 7-9 to be honored and compete for a spot at the national competition in Washington DC!

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