Free Money: The Winners of the Voice of Democracy

By: Luke Updyke/Photojournalist

Since 1947, the VFW has been hosting a Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest for both middle and high school students. According to the VFW’s website, almost 40,000 students participate in the event to try and win, “$2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.” This year’s winners have just been announced and can be found below.

High School:

First Place: Madison Welstead

Second Place: Jack Condon

Third Place: Kayleen Conklin

Middle School:

First Place: Isabelle Edwards

Second Place: Kaila Blaisure

Third Place: Rachel Upright