The 6th grade students at Edison Middle School were invited to write essays as part of writing contest sponsored by the Norwalk VFW Post 2743. The essay’s theme, “How I Appreciate America’s Veterans”, coincided with Veterans Day as a way to thank our veterans for the many rights and privileges we enjoy in our country. The social studies classes brainstormed ideas for this topic; then each student was asked to write his or her own essay on the topic. We were delighted when, at the local level, Caleb McLaughlin placed first and Sean Rhodes placed third. Also, at the district level Sean Rhodes took second place.