Local high school students can compete for thousands of dollars in scholarship prizes with the annual Voice of Democracy Award, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War.
Commander Steve Doutt of the Strongsville VFW Post #3345 said students who want to participate should write and record a three-to-five minute essay on the theme, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?” on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and present their recording, typed essay and entry form at their local VFW Post.
Deadline is Nov. 1.
For information, contact Gayle Brulz at 440-532-0299. The Post is at 17900 Strongsville Blvd., 44149.
Winners at each post advance to district competitions, then to state. State winners receive a four-day trip to Washington D.C.
First place is a $30,000 scholarship, with a total of $152,000 awarded to national finalists.
About 50,000 students are expected to participate in the Voice of Democracy competition, which is in its 66th year.
For details, visit www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy.