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Local high school student to win a $25,000 scholarship

By Staff
Special to The Star
October 12, 2004
James Slayton, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 79, has announced the kick-off of this year's VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary "Voice of Democracy" scholarship competition.
Local high school students can compete in the 58th annual audio essay competition and win thousands of dollars in scholarships, a trip to Washington and dozens of other awards.
Students will compete at the local, district level and state level. The state winner will enjoy a four-day tour of Washington along with winners from every state, the Pacific, Latin American, the Caribbean and Europe.
During the 58 years the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary have been involved with the essay contest, more than 7 million high school students have participated.
Students compete by writing and then recording a three- to five-minute audio essay expressing their views on the theme, "Celebrating our Veterans' Service."
All state winners will receive at least a $1,000 national scholarship, but one of them will win the $25,000 first place award.
A total of $143,500 in national scholarships will be awarded to student national finalists in addition to the scholarships and awards given at the preliminary levels of competition.
The deadline for student entries is Nov. 1.
For more information, contact George Chatham at 485-3241.

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