2017 Annual Awards

Medford VFW Post 7677 Holds 31st Annual Awards Dinner

On Saturday, April 22nd 2017, Commander Angelo Correa, along with the officers and members of Medford VFW Post 7677 and it’s Auxiliary held the 31st Annual Awards Dinner in the Post Hall.

Four individuals who have given exemplary service to our community were recognized and honored. This year's recipients were chosen from Lumberton Township.
Detective Sean Tait - Police Officer of the Year
James Rockhill - Firefighter of the Year
Jeremiah Mount - EMT of the Year
Joseph Foresman - Fire Policeman of the Year

Also honored, were participants in the VFW’s national patriotic speech and essay programs. Congratulations to:
The Voice of Democracy - essay and speech competition for those of high school age.
Megan C. Duffy of Seneca High School won first place at the Post level of the competition. 
Jonah R. Mikulski of Seneca High School placed second at the post level.
The Patriot’s Pen - written essay event for those of Middle School age.
Adam R. Arnold of Indian Mills Memorial School was a first place winner at the Post level.  Awards were also made to each of three runners up.

Micheline M. Denn of St. Mary of the Lakes School, Medford
Tanuj J. Karnik of Memorial Middle School, Medford
Matt C. Brewin of Olson Middle School, Tabernacle.
First place award recipients in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests have been advanced                                           to the District (county) level competition.

Special Recognition and awards were also presented to educators who have been supportive and instrumental in helping Medford VFW Post 7677 implement these rewarding speech and essay programs.  Among those recognized were: 
Karen O’Neil
- Seneca High School
Cathy Campeau - Indian Mills Memorial School
Jen Petagno - Medford Township Schools
Jean Drozd - Olson Middle School
Teresa O’Neill - St. Mary of the Lakes School.

Themes for the 2017-2018 essay competitions, beginning in early fall, have been announced.
The Voice of Democracy: "American History: Our Hope for the Future”
The Patriot’s Pen: "America's Gift to My Generation”

Participation by local school students in these programs is welcome and encouraged.
For additional information, contact Medford VFW Post 7677 Americanism Committee Chairman, Cliff Toye at 609-744-3178 or check this link.

© VFW Post 7677 2016