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The Fort Knox Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) met Dec. 13 at its clubhouse on Fort Knox.
Last September the Fort Knox Chapter conducted a Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) for high school students from Hardin County. At the conclusion of the YLC the students, who chose to, could write an essay on “The Bill of Rights; what does it mean to me?” At the December meeting, the five top essay writers were asked to present what was the highlight of their essay. The students, Caleb Vaughn, Michael Niemeyer, Lydia Thomas, Cody Thomas and Benjamin Weber, were all from the Faith Home School. They presented themselves very well and displayed a very good grasp of their subject. Each of them was presented a MOWW Certificate of Achievement. Lydia Thomas was presented a Bronze Patrick Henry plaque as the winner of the contest.
The Fort Knox Chapter then sponsored the first- and second-place winners of the essay contest to attend the November 2011 Huntsville Space Camp MD YLC hosted by MOWW National Headquarters. Lydia Thomas and Caleb Vaughn attended the YLC. Lydia finished first in the class and Caleb was so impressive that both have been invited back to the 2012 YLC as coordinators and advisors, all at the camp’s expense. The Chapter has sent students to this YLC twice and both times they have excelled. This is an example of the youth the Fort Knox Chapter is working with and the positive affects the Chapter has on them.