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Voice of Democracy 2015

posted Sep 30, 2015, 7:16 AM by Travis Redden   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 7:17 AM ]
    Each year the VFW sponsors an audio essay competition called the Voice of Democracy.  Approximately 40,000 high school students will enter at the national level where they will compete for $2 million dollars in prizes, including scholarships and other incentives. There will be one winner at each school that will advance on to a regional competition. This year at BHS all students grades 9-12 will be writing essays based on the theme: "My Vision For America".  All students who participate will have the option to submit their essays to compete for a cash prize.  To do so they must record an audio file of their essay within a three to five minute time frame.  There will be a winner from BHS who will move on to a regional level to compete for a chance to continue on to state and national levels.  Mr. Harms, a three time winner of the VOD competition, said this, “
Not only does the Voice of Democracy allow students the opportunity to enhance their writing skills, but it provides them the perfect forum to express what we should all be passionate about, our hopes and dreams for our United States.”

Harley Brandt
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