The Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars post recently awarded Grove Mid-School student Troy Helms with the post's  annual “Patriot Pin” Essay Contest prize of $100 and a chance to compete on a national level. Helms’ essay was entitled “When Should We Honor Our Veterans?” Pictured from left are: Essay Committee Chairman Dr. Robert Hopper, Troy Helms, VFW Vice Commander Larry    Brown and Quartermaster John Ryburn.