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Haley Sworen, a sophomore in the Pittston Area School District, was the first place winner in the essay contest sponsored by Greater Pittston AMVETS Post 189. The award was presented at the annual Pennsylvania State AMVETS Convention this past summer. Sworen’s essay went on to take second place at the National AMVETS Convention in Orlando, Florida, this past August. From left, are Thomas Skrzysowski, first vice president of AMVETS Post 189; Haley Sworen, with the traveling trophy which will remain on display at Pittson Area High School for the school year, and Bernie McDonald, AMVETS Post 189 president.