Johnson-Phelps Programs


Voice of Democracy & Patriots Pen Scholarship Competitions

Members of the Johnson-Phelps VFW Post & Ladies Auxiliary- #5220-Oak Lawn, IL. are proud to announce the winners of their Patriots Pen Scholarship Competition.

Corrin Smith, a 7th grade student at Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School, in Oak Lawn, IL, was awarded 1st Place in the VFW 3rd District & Auxiliary's Patriot's Pen Essay competition "The America I Believe In". Corrin was sponsored by Johnson-Phelps VFW & Auxiliary Post 5220.



Johnson Phelps VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman, Gayle Bukowski and Post Commander, Rich Bukowski.

3rd District VFW Commander Bill Muth and 3rd District Auxiliary President Marvie Wisniewski.

Corrin reads her essay, "The America I Believe In".

Corrin proudly shows her medallion and trophy. 

Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School Teacher, Kate Ryan with her Student, Corrin Smith.

Post VFW Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay contest winner, Justin Aubin, of Brother Rice HS with Post Cmdr. Rich Bukowski & Past State Cmdr. Joseph Stachon.

Post and Auxiliary Nominee for the 2016-17 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award, Kate Ryan of Oak-Lawn Hometown Middle School, with Cmdr. Rich Bukowski, Auxiliary Pres. Sue Opila, and Auxiliary Americanism Chairman Gayle Bukowski.