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East Providence youngster Rogers wins VFW Essay contest

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Anne Rogers of Rumford, a sixth grade student at St. Margaret School, is the 2013 State of Rhode Island winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest.

Her essay is a response to the theme, “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.” Her selection was announced recently at a VFW awards banquet held at the Kelly-Gazzerro Post No. 2812 in Cranston, where she presented her entry to the group of veterans and ladies auxiliary members.

VFW Essay Contest winner Anne Rogers (second from left) is joined by James Boardman, State VFW Commander-in-Chief, Edward Banas Past National VFW Commander-in-Chief and guest speaker, and Laura St. Jean, State VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary President during the award presentation.

VFW Essay Contest winner Anne Rogers (second from left) is joined by James Boardman, State VFW Commander-in-Chief, Edward Banas Past National VFW Commander-in-Chief and guest speaker, and Laura St. Jean, State VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary President during the award presentation.

She was previously named the Dusza-Almeida Post winner and District 1 winner. Anne’s essay is now entered in the national competition. Anne is the daughter of Michael and Christine Rogers.

The annual VFW Patriot’s Pen competition provides 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students the opportunity to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills while they compete for worthwhile awards and prizes. Awards are given at the local, district, and state levels. The state winners compete for $46,000 in awards at the national level. The first place national winner receives a $5,000 award and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C.

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