Veterans of Foreign Wars: Essay contest winners tackle relevancy of Constitution

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 09:32 PM


Every year, the Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors a “Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy” contest each year. The theme for this school year was: “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?”

All entries begin at the post level. Winners at the post level will compete on a district level, then a state level, then at the national competition. All winners are awarded scholarships.

Ray Cheever of Henderson, a student at Vance Senior High School placed first in the local post level for the Voice of Democracy contest and second in the district level. Meredith Ellington, also of Henderson, enrolled at Kerr-Vance Academy, was the first runner up at the post level.

The Voice of Democracy is the VFW’s Premier Scholarship Program. For more information about contest, search or contact the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post at (252) 492-0910.