The Dieringer Education Foundation (DEF), in association with the Dieringer School District, is proud to announce the winners of this year’s Veterans Day Essay Contest. This year marked the 52nd in the program’s historic run. All middle school students were encouraged to write 300-word essays for the following topics:

“Why are veterans important to our country?”

“What should we do to help our homeless veterans?”

“How have veterans contributed to our freedoms?”

Foundation members Terry Steiner, Lorrie Nelly and Pat Keaton served as judges, and winners will now be announced for first, second and third place finishers.   Thanks to all students who chose to recognize the impact veterans have had on our nation. 

Congratulations to these students who will be awarded $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place by the DEF.   

6th Grade – 1st Place Allyson S,, 2nd Place Patrick S., 3rd Place Cody J

7th Grade – 1st Place Arkin A., 2nd Place Audri R., 3rd Place Riley R. and Lucia R.M.

8th Grade – 1st Place Elle T., 2nd Place Annaliese S., 3rd Place Alex B.