Chincoteague Post 159


American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 159
4032 Main St, P.O. Box  141
Chincoteague, VA 23336
2020-2021 Auxiliary Officers
President Pat Till
Vice-President Vacant
Secretary Linda Snellings
Treasurer Sue Walker
Historian Jeni Jo Tyndall
Chaplain Jeni Jo Tyndall
Sgt at Arms DJ Niblett

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Chincoteague Post #159
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336


For Immediate Release

Chincoteague American Legion Family Announces Chincoteague High School Scholarship Recipients

May 21, 2020 - The American Legion Family, Chincoteague Post #159 congratulates the Chincoteague High School graduating class of 2020 on their hard work, dedication, and perseverance throughout their educational journey.

The Legion Family is honored to award several one-time scholarships to deserving students to assist them with the ever-increasing costs associated with higher education at an accredited institution with an education or vocational objective. The more knowledge our young people gain, the better citizens they will become, so investing in the education of our young people is investing in the future of our country. Winners were selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community service, financial need, and essay submission, if required.

The American Legion Family, Chincoteague Post #159 is proud to announce our 2020 Chincoteague High School scholarship recipients.

American Legion Post #159 $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to:
Kyle Moore
William Paul Reed III
Taylee Thomas

Sons of the American Legion Squadron #159 $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to:
Kyle Moore – Joe Wagner Memorial Scholarship
Taylee Thomas – Andy Webb Memorial Scholarship

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159 $1,000 Scholarships are awarded to:
Kyle Moore
Taylee Thomas

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 159 $500 Scholarships are awarded to:
Brianna Hess
Nykera Wallop

Due to current social distancing guidelines, winners will receive official scholarship notification to their home address.

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 Preamble to the Constitution of the American Legion Auxiliary

      For God and Country, we associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
      To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United   States of America;
      To maintain law and order
      To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
      To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations during the Great Wars;
      To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and nation;
      To combat the autocracy of both the classes and  the masses;
      To make right the master of might;
      To promote peace and goodwill on earth;
      To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles  of justice, freedom, and democracy;
      To participate in and contribute to the accomplishment 
         of the aims and purposes of The American Legion;
      To consecrate and sanctify our association by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.


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