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American Legion Honors West Hartford Students

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The American Legion Hayes-Valhage Post 96 has honored middle and high school students from West Hartford.

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Submitted by Commander Moe Fradette

American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96 has awarded its 2015 School Awards. The awards, which are presented annually, recognizes students who posses high qualities of Courage, Honor, Leadership, Patriotism, Scholarship, and Service.

2015 High School Recipients

Conard High School: Andrew Sesta, Medal; Cierra Hungerford, Certificate

Hall High School: Kyle Jeter, Medal; Emily DiMatteo, Certificate

American School for the Deaf: Catherine McKay, Medal; Hunter Oren, Certificate

Northwest Catholic: Michael Valentine, Medal; Angela Miguel, Certificate

Intensive Education Academy: Jonathan Lambertson, Medal; Max Sznaj, Certificate

2015 Middle School Recipients

Bristow Middle School: Isabella Guajardo-Moore, Medal; Bryant Caron, Certificate

King Philip Middle School: Colin Horan, Medal; Elizabeth Pillow, Certificate

Sedgwick Middle School: Matthew Vitelli, Medal; Annika Ligon, Certificate

With a current membership of 2.4-million wartime veterans, The American Legion was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through more than 14,000 posts across the nation.

The American Legion Hayes-Velhage Post 96 of West Hartford is a 100 percent smoke-free facility and is open to military veterans who have served honorably during a wartime era and military personnel currently on active duty. Further information is available on the Post’s website at www.post96.org or the public is welcome to visit Hayes-Velhage Post 96 at 45 Raymond Road, West Hartford, CT. 06107, phone 860-233-9029.

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