Four students from B-L High School were recently honored as the local winners of the Voice of Democracy contest that is sponsored by the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). Congratulations to VFW Post 6740’s winners: Madison Elrod (first place), Seth McGee (second place) and Maria Reyes-Villaseca (third place). Congratulations to Arora Harris who also placed first in the contest for VFW Post 8346.
The Voice of Democracy contest has been the VFW’s premier scholarship program since 1947, offering more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives to students across the country each year. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme, which this year was “Why My Vote Matters.”
The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12. Local winners could advance to the District level and from there, one District winner will advance to the state (Department) level. State winners are invited to Washington, D.C. for an all-expenses-paid trip in March to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and to receive their scholarship award.