The Barker Middle School 7th grade English Language Arts & Reading classes of teacher Greg Olson participated in the “Patriot’s Pen” essay contest this fall.  The “Patriot’s Pen” contest is sponsored by the VFW Post 2536.  This year’s essay theme was “Why I Honor the American Flag”.  Mr. Olson’s classes researched and wrote about the theme as a project in his class.  Seventh grader Kah’Lil Gipson won $25 and his essay will advance to compete against other students in the region.