Each year, St. Mary’s 8th grade students in United States History class participate in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest, sponsored by the New Ulm VFW.

Each year, St. Mary’s 8th grade students in United States History class participate in the Patriot’s Pen essay contest, sponsored by the New Ulm VFW. The winners are pictured with Will Burdorf, New Ulm VFW. From left: Lizzie Schwint, first place, $100, and district award, $50; CJ Surprenant, second place, $75; Lacey Mathiowetz, third place, $50; and Samantha Ibberson, fourth place, $25.