I'm starting this week with a lot of constituent visits to the Capitol. There is so much going on that it is refreshing to see friendly faces from home.
The VFW in Tonganoxie sponsors the Patriot’s Pen essay contest for local schools. This year’s theme was “The America I Believe In.” I chair the committee and was pleased to honor some amazing writers: Hattie Baldock, Ashtin Barnes, John Crow
Similarly, the VFW conducts a speaking competition. This year’s theme was “My Responsibility to America.” These students were incredibly talented as well: Grayson Gilbert, Samantha Koch, Brittany Ancil.