Youth/School

Youth/School

VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest Deadline Oct. 31

Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $55,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.

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Niche Ranks Francis Howell as One of the Top School Districts in Missouri

Francis Howell is ranked as the best school district in St. Charles County and the #11 best school district in Missouri, according to the 2020 Best Schools in America list released by Niche. That state ranking is two spots higher than last year and, with more than 500 public school districts in the state, puts FHSD in the top three percent in Missouri.

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