HS students win VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

Competition was steep this year as 96 students participated in the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest through the Mayfair-Glenville VFW Post 4660.  This year’s theme is “What Makes America Great.”

One winner is selected for every 15 local entries. Those winners then advance as co-equal entries to VFW District 3 for further consideration. District 3’s first place winner will compete against the other seven district winners to earn the first place spot for NYS. The NYS first place winner will go to Washington, DC with family in the spring to compete for national prizes. Congratulations to BH-BL winners

Post 4660 Winners:

  • #1-Kaylee Margiotta $300
  • #2-David Metacarpa $200
  • #3-Lauren DeWeese $100
  • #4-Emilie Bennett $50
  • #5-Alexa Michaelson $50
  • #6-Madelyn Crawford $50

The students will be presented their awards in the near future during a local town board meeting.