Midland student receives statewide recognition for his writing

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Midland student has now received statewide attention for his writing.

Travis Elementery Student Jose Martinez originally won first place in the district for his essay entitled, "Why I Am An American Patriot".

But this sixth grader's composition went on to win 13th place in the State Compettion.

That's 13th, out of 12-thousand other entries.

Every year, The Veterans of Foreign Wars award more than $10-thousand to the winners of its statewide "Patriot's Pen" essay contest.