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Voice of Democracy Winner at the MN VFW Mid-Winter Conference


The Voice of Democracy is a National Audio Essay Scholarship Competition designed to give High School Students the opportunity to voice their opinions on their responsibility to our country and to convey their thoughts via the broadcasting media to all America. Eligible candidates must be 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade students in public, parochial and private schools or a home study program in the United States and overseas. U.S. citizenship required. Former 1st place state winners are not eligible to participate again.

Each state winner is provided with a four day all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. plus the opportunity to compete for national scholarships totaling over $150,000.00; 1st place - $30,000.00; 2nd place - $16,000.00; 3rd place - $10,000.00; 4th place - $7,000.00; 5th place - $5,000.00; 6th place - $5,000.00; 7th place - $4,000.00; 8th place - $3,500.00; 9th to 27th place - $2,000.00; 28th to 34th place - $1,500.00; all additional scholarships - $1,000.00.

Amara Carey, a Sophmore at the Eveleth Gilbert High School took runner up this year, representing the 8th District, in the Voice of Democracy Essay Competition at the 2019 Mid Winter Conference in Minneapolis. She competed against students from 8 other Districts vying to be the State Winner for a chance to win $2,000.00 from the Minnesota VFW and Auxiliary plus a 4 day trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the National competition. Alas, that first place at the Mid Winter got away from her but she promises that she'll be back next year with the goal in mind to bring that 1st place honor home with her to the 8th District! Amara was sponsored by Eveleth VFW Post 1172 and Auxiliary.

    You're a winner with us Amara and along with your parents, the 8th District is very proud of you!
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