WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) proudly announces the winners of its 13 th annual Veterans Day Poster and Poem Contest: second-grader Janie Kim from Frances E. Norton Elementary School in Allen, Texas has won the grand prize in the poster category, and eighth-grader Kendall Schenck, from Captain Nathan Hale Middle School in Coventry, Connecticut is the grand prize winner in the poem category. Paralyzed Veterans will host the students and a family member or guardian in Washington, DC, tomorrow, where they will attend the Veterans Day National Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery, and receive their awards later that day at Paralyzed Veterans' annual Veterans Day reception. Their grand prize winning entries, along with category finalists for each grade will also be featured on Paralyzed Veterans' website. "We congratulate Janie and Kendall on winning this year's Veterans Day Poster and Poem contest and thank all of this year's participants for showing their support for veterans by entering the contest," said Al Kovach Jr., national president of Paralyzed Veterans. "This contest is our way to engage the nation's youth in understanding what it means to be a veteran. It's almost overwhelming to see the amount of entries we get each year, and it makes me proud to know just how many of your country's youth understand the sacrifices of our veterans and their families." This year's contest theme celebrates Paralyzed Veterans' 70 years of service. Participants in the Poster Contest were asked to design a poster that incorporated the number 70, and creatively depicts what seven decades of service to America's veterans means to them. Participants in the Poem Contest were asked to write a poem that includes seven ways to honor veterans. The poster contest was open to students in grades 1-4, and the poem contest to students in grades 5-8.