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Contest Winners

2019 Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Winners

The AMVETS Veteran Friendly Employer of the Year Awards program recognizes employers who make a commitment to include veterans in their organizational culture through both their hiring practices and community involvement. AMVETS also recognizes individuals who go above and beyond to make an impact on veterans who are seeking employment and other services. Congratulations to all our 2019 recipients of the AMVETS Veterans Friendly Employer of the Year Award!

Small Company (Less than 500 Employees):
Veterans Guardian VA Claims Consulting,
Pinehurst, NC

Medium Company (501 to 749 Employees):
OBXtek Inc.,
Tysons Corner, VA

Large Company (More than 750 Employees):
PenFed Credit Union,
Alexandria, VA

Special Award for Individual Recipient:
Gabriela Gonzalez-Santiago,
North Carolina Northeast Prosperity Zone


2019 AADAA Poster Contest Winners

Kindergarten through 2nd
1st Place: Jean Torres, FL 911
2nd Place: Kashtyn Schneider, WI 1032

3rd through 5th
1st Place: Addison Klubertanz, WI 1032
2nd Place: Ja’Niece Williams, FL 911

2019 AADAA Essay Contest Winners

Grades 6th through 8th
1st Place: Willow Siecko, PA 9
2nd Place: Isabella Lathrop, WI 1051

Grades 9th through 12th
1st Place: Amanda Thieme, Dept. MO
2nd Place: Gabrielle Chaudry, PA 9


2019 Americanism Poster Contest Winners

Kindergarten
1st Place: Paisley Mason, TN 45
2nd Place: Cydney Softley, NE 14

1st Grade
1st Place: Marta McKee, WI 1212
2nd Place: Julia Stauss, NE 15

2nd Grade
1st Place: Braydin Miller, TN 45
2nd Place: Madison Bay, FL 94

3rd Grade
1st Place: Landon Fleming, Dept. NC
2nd Place: Ryleigh Litton, Dept. ND

4th Grade
1st Place: McKenzie Powers, Dept. NC
2nd Place: Luna Ramirez, WI 51

5th Grade
1st Place: Jaydus Ressel, Dept. PA
2nd Place: Siennah Calkins, WI Ladies

2019 Americanism Essay Contest Winners

Grade 6
1st Place: Charlotte Braker, NE 14
2nd Place: Kylanna Kiel, Dept. MI

Grade 7
1st Place: Genevieve Miller, CA 56
2nd Place: Brooke Hurst, FL 1219

Grade 8
1st Place: Landon Schumächer, Dept. ND
2nd Place: Zar’ria Mitchell, Dept. MI

Grade 10
1st Place: Addison Broz, NE 14
2nd Place: Haley Sworen, PA 189

Grade 11
1st Place: Zaiden Mitchell, Dept. MI
2nd Place: Ally Kleiner, WI 1051

Grade 12
1st Place: Trevor Lambert, OH 1991
2nd Place: Lileth Caballero, CA 56


2019 Winter Raffle Sweepstakes Winners

$10,000.00 – Dennis & Eunice H. Griffith – Oakton, VA
$5,000.00 – Allen R. Cavanaugh – Marrero, LA
$2,500.00 – Timothy Doyle – Erie, PA
$1,000.00 – Leo G. Kelly – Sparta, WA
$500.00 – James McBride – Wildwood, NJ
$500.00 – Greg Schutte – Sebastian, FL
$500.00 – Alan G. Roddy – Pensacola, FL
$500.00 – Mitch Brown – Oroville, CA
$500.00 – John Skeen – Byron Center, MI
$500.00 – Stephen A. Branstrator – Ossian, IN


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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