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VFW Essay Contests

 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Mid-County Post 5547 and the Auxiliary are pleased to announce the:

2017 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen Patriotic Essay Contests

The Voice of Democracy contest is an Audio/Essay Program for students in grades 9-12.  Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme.  This year's theme is: "American History:  Our Hope for the Future".
 

Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local (three places, up to $125 for first place and advancement to districts), district, state and national level.  The state winner receives an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC and his/her portion of $154,000 in national rewards.  The top scholarship is $30,000.
 

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The Patriot's Pen essay contest is open to students in grades 6-8

This year's theme is "America's Gift to My Generation".
 

Prizes are awarded at the local (three places, up to $100 for first place and advancement to districts), district, state and national level.  The first place award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for the winner and a parent or guardian.
 

Deadline for submitting entries to the local Post for both contests is October 31, 2017.
 

For more information on the contests, please contact Donna Rae Crownover at 402-269-5522 or donna.crownover@yahoo.com, or visit the VFW website at www.vfw.org.
I welcome any additional suggestions on how to promote these scholarship opportunities.

 

 

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