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Deadline nears for VFW contests

October 10, 2018

Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182 reminds middle and high school youths that Oct. 31 is the deadline to submit their entries in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Scholarship competitions.

The Voice of Democracy Scholarship provides local high school students the opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C. Students must write and record a three-to-five minute essay on the selected theme using an audio CD or flash drive and present their recording, typed essay and completed entry form to their local VFW Post by Oct. 31. This year’s theme is “Why My Vote Matters.” Students begin by competing at the local post level. Post winners compete at the district level with the winner advancing to the state competition and that winner to national where first place is a $30,000 scholarship.

The Patriot’s Pen competition invites middle school students in grades 6-8 to compete and win thousands of dollars in national awards. Students are encouraged to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society by composing a 300- to 400-word patriotic-themed typed essay and present it along with a completed entry form to their local VFW Post by Oct. 31. This year’s theme is “Why I Honor the American Flag.” Students begin by competing at the local post level, then post winners compete at the district level with the winner advancing to the state competition and that winner to national where first place is a $5,000 scholarship and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Visit www.vfw9182.com for details and forms.

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