The VFW Auxiliary is proud to announce that our own Angelica Melendez, a sophomore from Las Animas High School, won second place at the State Convention for her picture for the Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest.

The VFW Auxiliary is proud to announce that our own Angelica Melendez, a sophomore from Las Animas High School, won second place at the State Convention for her picture for the Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest. Melendez won $100 for winning first place locally (VFW Post #2411), then won $125 for winning second place at the convention.

The Patriotic Art contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 enrolled in public, private or parochial high school or home study programs in Colorado. You can see rules and regulations and obtain an entry form at www.vfw.org. The deadline for next year will be March 31, 2015. Call Pam Valdez at (719) 456-2586 for more information.