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homes-for-heroes-newWe would like to take the time to thank and honor those who are currently serving or have served in our Armed Forces. www.virginiaheroes.com

The winners of this year's contest are....

1. Kaitlin Allen- Thornburg Middle School- $100 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble (Winning Teacher:  Ms.  Randall - $200 check!)

2. Olivia Hicks-  Ni River Middle School - $75 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble

3. Shelby Rott- Ni River Middle School- $50 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble

4. Brooke Simila- Freedom Middle School - $25 gift certificate to Barnes and Noble


Read the top three winners' essays

Read the essays from Freedom Middle School

Read the essays from Thornburg Middle School

Read the essays from Ni River Middle School

 


 The middle school students who participated in this year's contest wrote an essay on one of the following topics:

1. Write about a hero in your life (military member)

2. Personal Story about a Veteran who has made a difference in your life or hometown. How have they impacted your life, neighborhood, or community? Stories can be a current military member or can be a veteran who has gone on to serve their communities as Teachers, Coaches, First Responders, Mentors, and etc.

 This contest was open to all Spotsylvania County Middle Schools.

Any questions should be directed to Dinah Richardson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Pouches' Community Corner

Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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Now CHS is looking to find adoptive families in the area who need support before they hit a crisis point. “It doesn’t matter which agency they adopted from, or when that happened,” said Buckheit. “We want to offer a lifetime of support to adoptive families in the Fredericksburg area, especially those who haven’t been aware of our services in the past.”

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