THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Crivitz VFW Post 2063 Sponsors 2 Essay Contests
Issue Date: October 11, 2017
The Crivitz VFW Post 2063 is again sponsoring two essay competitions for area students. This includes all students in Marinette County not covered by another VFW post. The chairperson for the contests is Mary Paitrick.
Students interested in competing who are not already working with a school counselor or teacher should contact Paitrick at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry deadline for both contests is Oct. 31. The essays will be graded by a special panel of VFW members on Nov. 2. Winners will be notified by phone and receive their prize money and a certificate at the Veteran's Day ceremony at the Crivitz High School on Friday, Nov. 10.
Patriot's Pen is the written essay competition for youths in grades 6, 7, and 8 and gives students an opportunity to express their views on an annual theme. This year's theme is, "America's Gift to My Generation". The Voice of Democracy is the VFW's scholarship program and is open to students in grades 9-12 enrolled in a public, private, or parochial high school, or a home study program. This year's theme is "American History: Our Hope for the Future."
Prize money for the Patriots Pen contest is $25, $50, and $75, for the top three entries. National awards range from $500 for the 17-54th place winners to $5,000 for 1st place. Prize money for the Voice of Democracy contest is $50, $75, and $100. The top national award is $30,000. State winners receive and all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to tour the city, be honored by the VFW and its Auxiliary, and receive their award.
Started in 1947, the Voice of Democracy Program is the VFW's premiere, National Audio Essay Scholarship Competition designed to give high school students the opportunity to voice their opinions on their responsibility to our country and to convey their thoughts via the broadcasting media to all America.