GLEN ROSE - Glen Rose Junior High students, Brandt Moore and Danny Coates were recently acknowledged by Lake Granbury Memorial VFW Post and Auxiliary for their composition pieces entered into the Patriot’s Pen Writing Competition.

Each year, the VFW has an essay contest for junior high students in Somervell, Hood and Earth Counties. Both Moore and Coates entered into this year’s contest and submitted writings that explained what freedom meant to them.

Out of 254 entries, Coates received second place in the overall competition and Moore was a top-16 finalist. Both students were awarded a Certificate of Achievement and Coates received a $200 check for coming in second place.