Burton wins Young Creative Patriotic Art
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[April 21, 2016]
- The Cronin Brothers # 1756 VFW Auxiliary in Lincoln has announced
the first place winner of the local Young Creative Patriotic Art
Emma Burton is the winner and her work will now be going on to
District competition. Burton, daughter of Eric and Dawn Burton all
of Lincoln, was presented a $50.00 check for her entry in the Cronin
Brothers #1756 VFW Auxiliary’s Young Creative Patriotic Art Awards
Emma Burton and
Burton is a Senior at
Lincoln Community High School and will be attending Heartland
Community College and then transferring to the Western Illinois
University Art Program.
VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman Melanie Schaler said, "We hope
that her art makes it all the way to National judging and an
opportunity for her to receive anywhere from 1st place $10,000, 2nd
$5,000, 3rd $2,500, 4th $1,500, and 5th-8th $500 each. First prize
at District also includes a plaque and airfare plus two nights
lodging to attend Auxiliary National Convention.
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"The National first place art will be featured on the cover of the Auxiliary VFW
magazine and on the Auxiliary website. Second and third place will be featured
in the Auxiliary VFW magazine and on the website. 4th through 8th places will be
featured on the website only."
The winning entries will be held so they can be displayed at the Auxiliary
National Convention, and afterwards will be returned to the students.
If you see Emma or her parents, please wish them well! What a blessing this
[Melanie Schaler, VFW Auxiliary