NISD students win VFW essay contest

Five Northside ISD middle school students were honored as winners of two local VFW Patriot’s Pen essay contests. This year’s theme was “Why My Vote Matters.” Winners received monetary awards at an awards ceremony.

Kianna Hardin from Hector Garcia MS also won 3rd place at the District 20 contest and received an additional $100 award.


VFW Post 7108 honored three Hector Garcia MS students, their families, and their teachers.

1st place – Kianna Rose Hardin (teacher Angela Contreras) – $300 monetary award

2nd place – Hannah Arnell (teacher Cynthia Bryant) – $200 monetary award

3rd place – Louis Dopp (teacher Cynthia Bryant) – $100 monetary award

Three Garcia MS students and two teachers posing for pics in front of American flag


VFW Post 9174 honored Pease MS students and their teacher Ashley Culverhouse.  

1st place – Justen Ausmann – $300 monetary award

3rd place – Vincent Meza – $250 monetary award

Students and VFW members pose with certificates in school library