Itâ€™s incredibly inspiring to hear high school students take pride in America.
Young people all across the nation recorded audio essays on â€œIs This the Country the Founders Envisioned?â€ for the Voice of Democracy competition. One winner from each state has been chosen and now qualifies for the grand prize â€” a $30,000 scholarship!
Listen to the top essays, including the winner from Oregon.
The grand-prize winner will be announced live on the VFW’s Facebook page during the virtual Parade of Winners event, April 1, at 7 p.m. CDT.
Help us celebrate the next generation of proud Americans as they compete for more than $2.1 million total in scholarships and incentives. Please share the audio clips with your family and friends.