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All students being sought for Voice of Democracy, Patriot's Pen contests

The Veterans of Foreign Wars' Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen scholarship programs are now in progress.

The Voice of Democracy audio/essay contest theme this year is "Service and Sacrifice by America's Veterans Benefits Today's Youth by..."

The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in grades 9-12. Contestants record an original 3-5 minute essay on tape or CD on this yea's theme and label the cassette or CD with their name. They will also need a typed copy of the essay and completed entry form to submit the essay for judging.

The Patriot's Pen essay contest theme is "Why Americ's Veterans Should be Honored." Patriot's Pen is open to all students in grades 6-8. This essay is 300-400 words. The essay should be typewritten, and all words count, even single-letter words.

The deadline for both programs is Nov. 1. The contests are open to any students in public, private, parochial and home schools.

For more information, contact Program Chairman Leatrice Wirtz at 847-9617, or VFW Commander David Coalwell or VFW Auxiliary President Connie Coalwell at 847-9166.