Patriots pen winning essays


Westminster residents were honored at the April 27 West Orange County Post 9557 and Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars awards ceremony at Radiant Church in Huntington Beach.

This year’s winners of Patriot’s Pen, an essay contest, in order of first, second, and third place were WM locals Brayden Nguyen, Emma Stiles and Annie Wagoner.

Westminster Mayor Tri Ta and Vice Mayor Kimberly Ho had the pleasure of representing the city’s certificate of recognition to the three Westminster winners.

Brayden, Emma, and Annie are all from Bethany Christian Academy in Westminster.