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Voice of Democracy contest under way

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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 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 VFW Post 2939 in Tell City by Nov. 1. For more information, contact Kerry James at 608-9217, Richard Northerner at 719-9088, Betty Sweeney at 547-8172 or the post at 547-4756.