VFW Post 2667 recently recognized Jaelah White of Lee Middle School with a certificate for placing second at the post level in the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest. White – who won third place at the post level last year – also was the first place winner at the school level, and she received a cash award and a medal, in addition to certificates recognizing both of her accomplishments in this year’s contest. The theme for this year was "What Patriotism Means to Me,” and her essay will advance to the district level for judging. A virtual student this year, White accepted her award at Saturday’s VFW post meeting. She is pictured with Commander Jeffrey Bouchard.