Weather Forecast


WDC students recognized for Voice of Democracy essays

Photo by Ryan Jahnke, WDC Schools The Wadena VFW Auxiliary recently awarded cash prizes to the following WDC students for their Voice of Democracy essays: front row, from left, first place: Brittany Andrews, $200; and second place: A.J. Tollefson, $150; back row, from left, honorable mention: Abby Wegscheid; third place: Brandee Bly, $100; and honorable mention: Whitney Ament.

Wadena-Deer Creek students in Brian Maki's U.S. History class recently participated in the Voice of Democracy essay program, which asked students to answer this question: "Is there pride in serving in our military?"

This was a class assignment for all U.S. History students in Maki's classes. Those who wanted to enter their essay into the Voice of Democracy contest could. Students then recorded their 3- to 5-minute reading of the draft to a CD. Once they recorded their essay onto a CD, this along with their essay, was submitted to LaVonne Piepkorn of the Wadena VFW Auxiliary.