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VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest announced

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PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is our constitution still relevant?”
The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in public, private or parochial high schools or home study programs in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or old-er and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.
Students will record a three- to five-minute essay on a cassette tape or CD on the theme and label the entry with their name. Participants must have a typed copy of the essay and have a completed entry form in order to submit the entry for judging.
There is $152,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000. This year the local winner from each school will receive a $500 scholarship from the VFW Post 2939 upon entering a school of higher learning.
All entries must be turn-ed in to VFW Post 2939 Tell City by Nov. 1.
For more information, contact Kerry James at 608-9217, Betty Sweeney at 547-8172 or the post at 547-4756.