Abhay Cheruku is a 6th grade at Lovett Elementary school in Mrs. Connie Cade’s class. Abhay was selected as the essay winner of Clinton’s local VFW Post’s annual “Patriot’s Pen” writing contest. Abhay received a framed certificate and a cash award of $50. Abhay’s essay on “What Freedom Means to Me” will now advance to the VFW regional level where if his essay receives first place there, it will then advance to the VFW state level. The first-place winner from the state level will advance to the VFW national level competition in Washington, D.C. The winner from each state level will compete for national cash prizes of up to $5,000. We are very proud of Abhay’s writing efforts and wish him the best of luck!