The Muskego Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recently awarded two Muskego High School Students for their winning essays in the Voice of Democracy competition.
The annual contest seeks to have students answer a question about their country, and this year's question was 'Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?' Students must submit a video response to the question, and are judged on the content and thought put into their response.
Dale Kuss, Chairman of the Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy competition for the Veterans of Foreign Wars,and Chris Stamborski, Post Commander for Muskego VFW Post 8171, presented certificates to Freshman Anna Li and Junior Anna Aiuppa, who also were awarded a monetary prize.
Their essays were judged by the local VFW post and Aiuppa’s essay was chosen to be forwarded to the district level for additional competition and recognition.
Patriots Pen is also an essay contest for students in grade school with entrants writing their responses to similar questions. That contest is open in the fall of the year, with awards given in December.
The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in public, private, or parochial high schools, or home study in the United States. Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local, district, state and national level. The top scholarship at the national level is $30,000.
The deadline for submissions for the 2013-2014 program is November 1, 2013, and the updated entry form should be available by April 1, 2013. The theme for 2013-2014 is: 'Why I'm Optimistic About our Nation’s Future'.