Contest Winners

2018 Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Winners

The AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Awards program recognizes employers who make a commitment to including veterans in their organizational culture through both their hiring practices and community involvement. Congratulations to all our 2018 recipients of the AMVETS Veterans Friendly Employer of the Year Award

Small Company (Less than 500 Employees):
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.,
Tukwila, WA

Large Company (More than 750 Employees):
ServiceSource
Wilmington, DE

Special Award for Individual Recipient:
Mr. Derrick Armstead
Disabled Veteran Outreach Programs Specialist, (D-VOP)
North Carolina Department of Commerce


2018 AADAA Contest Winners

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
First Place: Khyle Carigara, Daytona Beach, FL
Second Place: Madeline Keil, Reedsville, WI
Third Place: Madison Hoyle, Lincoln, NE

3rd – 5th Grade
First Place: Kimora Lazo, Daytona Beach, FL
Second Place: Isabella Bolle, Reedsville, WI
Third Place: Valeria Ramirez, Daytona Beach, FL

6th – 8th Grade
First Place: Callista Colwell, Kemp, TX
Second Place: Emily Morohn, Reedsville, WI
Third Place: Brenna Lewis, Wortham, TX

9th – 12th Grade
First Place: Whitney Wasmuth, Greenleaf, WI
Second Place: Allison Henderson, Jefferson City, MO
Third Place: Claire Johnson, Corsicana, TX


2018 Americanism Contest Winners

Kindergarten Flag Coloring
First Place: Nicholas Helbing, PA
Second Place: Caroline Corbaugh, TN
Third Place: Ray Lynn Jones, VA

1st Grade Flag Coloring
First Place: Madison Hoyle, NE
Second Place: Elsa Swogger, WI
Third Place: Zayne Birch, OH

2nd Grade Poster Contest
First Place: Collin Grubbs, OH
Second Place: Katama Dzombo, VA
Third Place: Bryan Gonzalez, FL

3rd Grade Poster Contest
First Place: Andon Bulow, ND
Second Place: Gabriella Urena, NY
Third Place: Nathan Lemon, PA

4th Grade Poster Contest
First Place: Caitlin Small, PA
Second Place: Sophie Bruno, NY
Third Place: Avaleena Choe, FL

5th Grade Poster Contest
First Place: Jamie Vedders, MI
Second Place: Elizabeth Tomassetti, PA
Third Place: Hailey Bourque, MA

6th Grade Essay Contest
First Place: Cyler Davis, TN
Second Place: Isabella Lathrop, WI
Third Place: Ambria Reese, VA

7th Grade Essay Contest
First Place: Olivia Mowry, OH
Second Place: Brooklyn Evanoff, CA
Third Place: Isabella Rose, PA

8th Grade Essay Contest
First Place: Isabella Ribeiro, CA
Second Place: Emelia Thielman, ND
Third Place: Brianna Hoyle, NE

10th Grade Essay Contest
First Place: Samantha Lee, TX
Second Place: Ally Kleiner, WI
Third Place: Oliver Brown, PA

11th Grade Essay Contest
First Place: Clay Durham, TN
Second Place: Bonnie Medtart, MD
Third Place: Brandon Westfall, MI

12th Grade Essay Contest
First Place: Joseph Floyd, NC
Second Place: Ian Gray, NY
Third Place: Derek Hale, TX


2018 Memorial Day Sweepstakes Winners

$10,000 – David Simcox – East Moline, IL
$5,000 – Lowell Kennedy Flickinger – Prince George, VA
$2,500 – Alice C. Latray – Dade City, FL
$1,000 – David LaFond – Sebring, FL
$500 – Milton E. Waters – Chesapeake, VA
$500 – Dwight E. Goble – Winamac, IN
$500 – Michael W. Hoffart – Bismarck, ND
$500 – Curtis O. South – Cayuga, IN
$500 – James Hamrick – Wilmington, DE
$500 – Steven W. Otto – Bangor, MI

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