Faith Academy Winners of the 2017 Voice of Democracy Contest
Faith Academy winners of the Voice of Democracy contest are 1st Place Hannah Taake, Sr, and 2nd Place Tanner David, Fr.
Hannah received a $600 Scholarship. Tanner received a $500 scholarship. Hannah now advances to the District level where she will compete for additional scholarship money.
There were over 70 entrants at the local level. The 2017-18 theme is: American History: Our Hope for the Future
About the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy
Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. The topic for the essay was “My Responsibility to America”.
Conducted nationwide, this VFW-sponsored youth essay competition gives students in grades 6 through 8, an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on an annual patriotic theme. The national winners will receive at least $500. The first-place national award is currently $5,000 plus an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for the winner and a parent or guardian.