EXCELSIOR SPRINGS – The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Clay-Ray Veterans of the Excelsior Springs Association, awarded prizes to Excelsior Springs School District students.
In the Patriots Pen Essay Contest, first place went to MacKensie Cole of Excelsior Springs and second-place awards went to Richard Spor, Mosby; Emily Fostich, Excelsior Springs; and Isabella Courtney, Excelsior Springs. Mason Q. Watson, Excelsior Springs, won the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. Wyatt Jarvis, Excelsior Springs, won the Tool Scholarship.
VFW Commander Ron Wetzel said recipients received their awards by mail due to the pandemic.