VFW Post 3165 and Auxiliary recently honored local students for their participation in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen essay contests. The Teacher of the Year was also recognized. Pictured back row, from left: Marius Grazulis, Teacher of the Year; Bernie Stanaway, VFW 3165 Commander. Front row: Jenna Miller, first place, Voice of Democracy; Heidi Helppi, first place, Patriot Pen; and Madison Gendron, second place, Patriot Pen. Not pictured is Emily Paupore, second place, Voice of Democracy, and Zoie Reule, third place, Patriot Pen.