Essay Contests Offer Scholarships and Cash Prizes


Once again this year, the VFW is sponsoring two essay contests with patriotic themes.

The Voice of Democracy is open to 9-12th graders and has a $30,000 scholarship for its Grand Prize. This year’s theme is My Responsibility to America. For more information, please visit

The Patriot’s Pen is open to 6-8th graders and features a Grand Prize of $5,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s topic is The America I Believe In. For more information on this competition, please go to

You can also pick up pamphlets with more information at the library.

Entries for both contests are due November 1.

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