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Young students excel in VFW Americanism Contest

Queenly Nguyen of Nancy Johnson's first-grade class at St. Mary's School recently won first place in the K-1 Grade Division in the VFW Post 2063 Wilmont level Americanism Contest. She also placed second at the 3rd District level. Shown with Nguyen are Wilmont Post 2603 Auxiliary Secretary Roxanne Kremer (from left), Auxiliary President Carolyn Penning and Auxiliary Treasurer Jean Hoffman. (Tim Middagh / The Globe)1 / 3
Third-grader Mara Thier is pictured with Wilmont VFW Post 2603 representatives (from left) Roxanne Kremer, Carolyn Penning, Jean Hoffman and Prairie Elementary art teacher Kelly Knips as Thier is recognized for winning the grades 2-3 division of the local Americanism Contest. Thier also placed second at the district level. (Tim Middagh / The Globe)2 / 3
Kremer (from left), Penning, Hoffman and Knips present fourth-grader Wai Lin Htwee with his first-place certificate for grades 4-5. (Tim Middagh / The Globe)3 / 3