On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. a ceremony was held at the Veterans’ Memorial Building during the meeting held by the VFW Post. Post Commander Jim Rogers awarded Shaina Ponce a certificate of recognition for her winning the essay contest for 2016 held by the post. She also received a check for $100 for the win. She will advance to the regional contest and if she gets to the national contest and wins, she will receive a scholarship for $30,000. She thanked the members for the award and was happy that was declared the winner.