The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1055 Ladies Auxiliary recently named its winners from the Patriots Pen essay writing competition. Holding their plaques are winners, front, from left, Brown Middle School seventh-graders Alison Dickerhoof and Sara Zeller and seventh-grade teacher Paula Hluch. Alison and Sara are both students of Hluch, who won the teachers award. With them are back, from left, Faye Doyle, Ladies Auxiliary senior vice president; Barb Braden, president; and Sam Grubb, post commander.