Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay winners
- David Schaef photo

VFW AWARDS - The Linesville Ssg. Albert E. Moss Jr. Memorial Post 7842 Veterans of Foreign Wars recognized their 2015-16 Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay winners at an awards dinner at the post Sunday, Feb. 21. Noted were, from left, front - Zander Sprong, Patriot’s Pen top three; Cori Erford, 3rd place Voice of Democracy; Jordan Kullen, Patriot’s Pen top three;and in back, Post Commander Mike Pierce, Bob Moser, Post Vice Commander; Donna Hyde, Post Auxiliary President; and Joe Benacci, District 28 Commander. The students are Conneaut School District students. Absent at the dinner was Sara Vaughn, who won the local fifi rst place essay submission, was fifi rst at districts and placed in the state’s top 21 at Gettysburg. Erford received special recognition for recently earning Eagle Scout.