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Veterans Day essay contest winners (Posted 11/14/14)

Eight Columbia Public School District students are winners in the annual Veterans Day essay contest sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital:
 
Winners in the middle school division are Tori Vanskike, Lange Middle School (first place); Kyle Bavlnka, Lange Middle School (second place); Aidan Yeager, Lange Middle School (third place); and Kaylee Faddis, Oakland Middle School (honorable mention.)
 
High school division winners are Kelley Tackett (first place); Madison Wright (second place); Allison Foster (third place); and Lisa Zhuang (honorable mention). All four are Rock Bridge High School students.
 
The winning essays are available on the VA Hospital's Web site. To access them, click on the News & Media button in the lower center of the page. A post with photos is also available on the VA Hospital's Facebook page (Columbia MO VA Medical Center).