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VFW and auxiliary now accepting entries for patriotic essay contests

There's a deadline of Oct. 25, 2021, to enter.

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Holding tight to the American flag is Avorie McManigle (left), Jasmyne Hove and Mayci Baker in the Verndale Public School Patriot Day parade, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. Michael Johnson/Pioneer Journal
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The Wadena VFW Post 3922 and its Auxiliary are again sponsoring the annual Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy essay/scholarship contests for students in Bertha-Hewitt, Sebeka, Staples-Motley, Verndale, and Wadena-Deer Creek Schools Home-school students are also invited to enter their age-appropriate contest. Entries must be submitted to school contact persons by Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.

The Patriot’s Pen essay contest encourages area 7th and 8th grade students to write a 300-400 word essay discussing the topic “How Can I Be a Good American?” The top national prize is $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.; local prizes will also be awarded at each participating school as well as by Post 3922.

The Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is open to students in grades 9-12. Entrants must prepare and record on an audio CD or a flash drive a 3-5 minute speech on the topic “America—Where Do We Go From Here?” The top national prize is $30,000 and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.; local prizes will also be awarded at each participating school as well as by Post 3922.

Information and entry forms will be available at local schools; interested persons may also call Ruth Clark at (218) 631-1035.

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