Winners of Veterans Day Youth Essay Contest announced
Sixth-grader Emma Dellenback and fourth-grader Aubrey Wilson are the winners of the Annual Veterans Day Youth Essay Contest, sponsored by the city of Sanibel’s Recreation Department and the Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.
In addition, fourth-graders Max Brodeur and Christopher Erickson received Honorable Mention Awards for their essays.
Emma and Aubrey will each receive $100 checks provided by Bank of the Islands, while Max and Christopher will each receive $50 checks from the bank.
All four youths will read their essays during the MOAA and city’s Annual “Salute to our Community’s Veterans,” the 2020 virtual Veterans Day ceremony. The event will be released on the city’s Website and Facebook page and sent via the city’s e-mailed “News You Can Use” service on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.