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VFW honors Voice of Democracy essay winners

 

Last updated 12/1/2017 at Noon

Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy essay winners from left, Kelsey Wetegrove, Samantha Elise Wilson, Taylor Sanchez, Ely Linberg and Carlos Urbina at the Fallbrook VFW Post 1924, Nov. 18. Not pictured is Voice of Democracy second place essay winner Luke Gillcrist. Shane Gibson photos

FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1924 and Auxiliary hosted an awards ceremony, on Nov. 18, honoring the student winners of the Annual Voice of Democracy scholarship essay program. Smiling and proud family members, teachers and guests listened and watched as the confident and articulate students read their essays with purpose, and strength.

The Voice of Democracy essay contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12. The theme for this year was, "American History: Our Hope for the Future". First place winner, and recipient of a $500 scholarship, is tenth grader...



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