VFW Post 12199 names Benson local Patriot Pen winner

Great Smoky Mountains VFW Post 12199 announces the winner of the 2021-2022 Patriotic Essay Writing Competition. This year’s theme was “How can I be a good American.” Four elementary school students submitted entries. Miss Bryler Benson, eighth grade student attending Wearwood Elementary, Wears Valley, was selected as the winner. She received a Certificate of Achievement from Chuck Stachowski, Quartermaster, Post 12199. She also received a small stipend check as the winner. Her essay will be forwarded to VFW District 2 to compete against other students in our area.

Benson local Patriot Pen winner