And The Winners Are….


Fourth grade student Aubrey Wilson and sixth grade student Emma Dellenback have been selected as the winners of the Annual Veterans Day Youth Essay Contest sponsored by the City of Sanibel Recreation Department and the Lee Coast Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.

Two fourth grade students, Christopher Erickson and Max Brodeur both received Honorable Mention Awards for their essays.

All four of these youth will read their essays during the MOAA and City’s Annual “Salute to our Community’s Veterans”, the 2020 Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony. The virtual event will be released on the City’s website, Facebook page and send via the City’s email “News You Can Use” program 11am, Wednesday, November 11th, the time our program is traditionally held.

Dellenback and Wilson are each receiving $100 checks and Brodeur and Erickson each are receiving $50 checks provided by Bank of the Islands.

Read Emma’s essay HERE.
Read Aubrey’s essay HERE.
Read Christopher’s essay HERE.
Read Max’s essay HERE.