As we head into the dog days of summer, it’s never too early to remind the young people in Wilton schools of the various programs and awards that Post 86 sponsors.
September starts the school year, and one award that is particularly meaningful to members and past recipients, is the American Legion School Award. We award one young man and woman from Wilton High, Middlebrook, Weston and this year, Joel Barlow High schools. This award is presented at the end of the school year, to those youngsters who have shown the greatest courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, loyalty, perseverance, honesty, trustworthiness, and willingness to help others on their own initiative. You can see why these are the top students in each school.