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VFW And Ladies Auxiliary essay contest

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By The Staff

It is once again time to set your thinking caps on and start working on your essay to have the opportunity to win a $30,000 or $10,000 scholarship. There are two essay contests. Applications may be picked up at the Spencer Magnet, the High School, or the Middle School.

Contest 1: Voice of Democracy is open to all high school students grades 9-12 to write and record their essay with this year’s theme being “Service and Sacrifice by America’s Veterans Benefit Today’s Youth by”. The deadline for entries is October 29, 2008. Entries will be picked up at the High School or you may call Joyce Waterfill at 502-477-8103 for pickup. This contest is open to all students (home schooled, church schooled and public schools).

Contest 2: Patriot’s Pen is open to all students grades 6-8. You are to write a 300-400 word essay on the theme of “Why America’s Veterans Should Be Honored”. Deadline for entries is October 29, 2008. Entries will be picked up at the Middle School or you may call Joyce Waterfill at 502-477-8103 for pickup. This contest is also open to home schooled, church schooled and public school students.

Students will be judged at the local level, and if a winner, will then be judged at District level. If a winner at District level, the winner will be judged for State winner. The winner will receive a monetary award at each of the levels they win.

If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Waterfill at 502-477-8103. Your entries must be turned in by October 29, 2008.