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Democracy essay contest

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By The Staff

The VFW Post 11426 and the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships are once again holding their Voice of Democracy essay contest.

If you have not taken the time to enter the Voice of Democracy or Patriots Pen contest, you have missed a great opportunity to learn more about the veterans who have served this great nation. The Voice of Democracy essay is an oral and written essay that gives the person entering an opportunity to win a $30,000 scholarship. This year’s theme is “Does America Still Have Heroes?” The Patriots Pen is a written essay only. Our last year winner for the Patriots Pen contest was Collin Travis and he went all the way to National and placed tenth. Along the way, he won numerous monetary awards. This year’s theme for Patriots Pen is “When is the Right Time to Honor Our Military Heroes?” If you win the Patriots Pen, you have the opportunity to win a $10,000 scholarship. Applications for the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen will be available at the High School and Middle School. This contest is also open to home-schooled students. You may call 502-477-8103 for more applications or any questions you might have. All entries are due to Joyce Waterfill by November 1. Please make sure you read the rules and follow them as you will be disqualified if they are not followed as specified on the application.