2011-09-03 / Editorials & Letters

Students invited to participate

Editor:

The VFW and The Ladies Auxiliary to Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388 would like to extend an invitation to all junior and senior high school students to participate in “The Voice of Democracy” - grades 9-12, and The Patriots Pen Youth Essay Contest for grades 6-8.

The Voice of Democracy theme for the 2011-2012 year is “Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?” All entries must be completed and turned in to me by November 1, 2011.

The Patriots Pen theme for this year is “Are You Proud of Your Country?” Entries are due by November 1, 2011.

There is an application form, rules, and “helpful hints” for all interested students. There are prizes at the local, district, state and national levels. Two years ago, a young lady from our district, in the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW (District 11), went on the win the National Voice of Democracy Contest. She received more than $30,000 in scholarships.

I have tried contacting school officials without success. This is the only other way I know to reach local students including those who are home schooled. in local schools along with students that are home schooled. Please contact me if you are interested in either contest. Call me after 5 p.m. most any week day at 740-929-2617.

God Bless America!

Lauralyn V. Palmer, President
Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #1388

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