The Ladies Auxiliary to Post 7215 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Walnutport, presented awards to the first five place winners in the Patriot's Pen essay contest.
A March 10 banquet preceded the presentations.
Auxiliary and District 20 President Karen Bandzi said there were 133 entries. All but one came from Northampton Middle School seventh graders who will be eligible again next year.
The invocation by Sue Bortz included the words, "We are grateful for those who inspire us. … Grant us health, peace and progress."