Contest winners announced

Red Bud VFW Post 6632 & Auxiliary has announced the winners of their essay, poster and coloring picture contest.

There was a total of 196 entries from the following schools: Discovery Youth Center, St. John’s Lutheran, St. John the Baptist, Trinity Lutheran, Prairie du Rocher and Red Bud Elementary.

Winners for the coloring pictures were: age 3: Ella Shields of Red Bud Elementary; age 4: Nora Langrehr of St. John’s Lutheran; age 5: Harper Mehring of Red Bud Elementary; and age 6: Tripp Wagner of St. John’s Lutheran.

“Symbols of American Pride” poster winners were: first grade: Katelyn Heine of St. John the Baptist; second grade: Hazel Hess of St. John the Baptist; and third grade: Brynn Westerman of St. John the Baptist.

“Honoring America’s Heroes” essay winners were: fourth grade: Ella Cowell of St. John’s Lutheran; and fifth grade: Colin Korando of St. John’s Lutheran.

These entries will be submitted to the VFW District 14 for District judging.

For pictures of the contest winners, please see this week’s print edition.