VOICE OF DEMOCRACY - PATRIOTS PEN

Lakeville VFW Post 210 is a proud supporter of the VFW National Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen Programs.  
 
2019-2020 VOD Theme:

The 2019-20 theme is: 
What Makes America Great

Follow this link for the details -  https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Patriots Pen Theme:

The 2019-20 theme is: 
What Makes America Great

Follow this link for the details -  https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education/youth-scholarships

Listen to our 2019 Voice of Democracy Winners below
 
Post 210 2019 1st Place $1000 - Kaitlin Sublette  Lakeville South High School
 
Post 210 2019 2nd Place $750 - Brenna Akason - Lakeville North High School
 
Post 210 2019 Third Place $500 - Taylor Radaich - Unity High School-Burnsville

 
Listen to our top 3 Voice of Democracy entries for 2018 below:

Post 210 2018 Winner - Brenna Akason
 
Post 210 2018 Second Place - Morgan Kretch 
 
Post 210 2018 Third Place  - Kaitlin Sublette
 
 

 Essays from our Top 3 Patriots Pen Entries below:

Top Three Entries

Voice of Democracy

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements and download the entry form and brochure before you submit your entry at your local VFW Post.