Volkman, McCune grab first place in MBC Father’s Day Essay Contest
June 8, 2004
JEFFERSON CITY — Dennis Scott Volkman, a second-grade student from Lockwood, and Matthew McCune, a third grader from Renick, are the winners in the Missouri Baptist Convention Men’s Missions and Ministry’s Father’s Day Essay Contest. Royal Ambassadors and Challengers (Grades 1-3) were to write an essay, 45-75 words I length on “Why I would like to be like my dad.”
For their efforts Volkman and McCune will receive a certificate, a Bible and have their essays published in The Pathway. Their essays follow:
I want to be like my dad because he is very brave, he is good at sports. He has coached my soccer team for six years. He has also coached my baseball for four years and basket ball for one year. He goes to every fire he is called to. I get to go with my dad when he is called and is asked to fix something. He also takes me places to buy things. My dad’s name is Alan McCune.
I want to be like my dad because, one day, David Lee Volkman and his wife, Nancy Volkman, adopted me, my sister and brother from Ukraine . Dad taught me my new name, Dennis Scott Volkman. We rode a train and two air planes to get to America . I did not understand English, but my dad helped me learn it. My dad drives a truck over the road. When he comes home he takes me to fun places like the Royal Ambassadors Congress. He takes me for bike rides. He swims with us. He cooks on the grill. But best of all he loves me.
Dennis Scott Volkman