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Voice of Democracy contest open to students

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PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Why I am optimistic about our nation’s future.”
The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home-study program in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students age 20 years or older 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 a total of $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 VFW Post 2939.
All entries must be turned in to the VFW Post 2939 Tell City by Nov. 1.
For more information, contact Kerry James at 608-0217, Betty Sweeney at 547-8172 or the post at 547-4756.