Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2667 has recognized East Coweta Middle student Jaxson Smook.
Smook was the first place winner in the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest for ECMS. He received a certificate and a medal.
His teacher Amanda Knopp was present for the ceremonies. Presenting the award were Tom Fetchet, junior vice commander of VFW Post 2667; and Billy Alford, post surgeon for VFW Post 2667.
The presentation was made on Nov. 17.