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Veterans group announces scholarship winners


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

The local chapter of Vietnam Veterans of America has announced the winners of its 2013 scholarships. Applicants had to be graduating from a high school located in a county with a resident chapter member. Chapter 939 has awarded scholarships for the past four years.

The three winners, each receiving $500, are Jessica Lynn Smith, Cheylin High School in Bird City; Larissa Gosselin, Palco High School; and Shelly Wamsley, Weskan High School.

Vietnam Veterans Chapter 939 has various fundraising events during the year to raise money for the scholarship program and to assist the Veterans Home in Dodge City. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Hays.