Voice of Democracy winner chosen

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY–Pictured with Red Bud VFW Post Quartermaster Larry Ehlers are the post winners for this year’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition. They are: Adam Wild, second place, Emma Durbin, third place, and Bailey Booker, first place. Booker’s essay will be sent on for competition at the district level.

Commander Clarence Nail of the Red Bud VFW Post 6632 has announced the post winner of the 2017 Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition.

Bailey Booker, a student at Red Bud High School, took first place in the Red Bud Post 6632 competition by recording an essay on the topic, “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” She won $50 for taking first place in the post competition. Her recording has been sent for judging at the VFW District 14 level for possible advancement to the state level. The state winner will receive a $3,000 cash award, a four day trip to Washington D.C. and a chance to win a scholarship as high as $30,000.

The second and third place winners were Adam Wild ($25) and Emma Durbin ($15), respectively.

For more on the Voice of Democracy competition, please see this week’s print edition.