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Washingtonville VFW names contest winners

WASHINGTONVILLE — VFW Post 5532, Washingtonville, Commander Paul Kramer and Auxiliary President Joann Pariso have announced the local winners of the annual Voice of Democracy Scriptwriting contest and Patriots Pen Essay contest.

In the Voice of Democracy representing Leetonia High School is junior Baylee Wright, who will compete in the nine-county, District 6 competition. She will receive $500.00 for her effort.

This year’s theme is “What Makes America Great” and judging in based on originality, content and delivery of the 3-5 minute speech.

In the Patriot’s Pen contest Alora Gray, a 7th grader, will compete in the District 6 competition. She will receive $100.00 for her effort. This year’s theme is also “What Makes America Great” and judging is based on theme knowledge, development and clarity of ideas in the 300-400 word essay.

Both District 6 competition winners will be invited to attend the VFW Mid-Winter Conference in Columbus in January along with the other 11 district finalists.

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