Dixie Love, GRHS student, won the local VFW Auxiliary Post 1720 Patriotic Art contest. Her entry went on to the District level and won there, as well. Her piece, which features a local veteran went on to the State level. Each year, more than 3,500 high school students from across the country participate in the VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. The contest began in 1979 to recognize up-and-coming artists and encourage patriotism in youth.