National Anthem Singing Contest

National Anthem Singing Contest

Avery Britt, a 14-year-old from Suwanee, Georgia, was named the VFW Auxiliary overall national winner of the 2020-2021 Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue! national anthem singing contest. She was sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 5255 in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Contestants began by competing at the local VFW Auxiliary level. The first-place winner from each Auxiliary advanced to the District competition (optional) with District winners advancing to the state competition. State first-place winners advanced to the National Auxiliary Program Division competition.

National Auxiliary Program Division winners will each receive a $100 Visa gift card. One national winner was selected from the 10 National Auxiliary Program Division winners and will receive an additional $1,000 Visa gift card.

A total of 38 Department (state) entries were judged. The 2020-2021 National Auxiliary Program Division winners are: 

Program Division 1
Department of Utah
Amy Bullock, Age 14
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 12087
West Jordan, Utah

Program Division 2
Department of Delaware
Lilymay E. Border, Age 16
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 7447
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Program Division 3
Department of Maine
Faith Maurais, Age 14
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 3335
Jay, Maine

Program Division 4
Department of Louisiana
Abigayle Holt, Age 16
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 3619
Deridder, Louisiana

Program Division 5
Department of Georgia
Avery Britt, Age 14
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 5255
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Program Division 6
Department of Nebraska
Kloe Fischer, Age 11
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 4996
Hartington, Nebraska 

Program Division 7
Department of New Jersey
Vidda Del Orbe, Age 11
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 3484
Saddle Brook, New Jersey

Program Division 8
Department of Kansas 
Cheyenne Knoll, Age 13
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 7743
Osborne, Kansas

Program Division 9
Department of Minnesota
Justine Dickie, Age 15
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 9647
Oronoco, Minnesota

Program Division 10
Department of Pennsylvania 
Emily Danczyk, Age 16
Sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 8951
York, Pennsylvania

The contest is designed to promote patriotism and encourage youth to learn the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner” while displaying their creativity and vocal talent. Visit https://vfwauxiliary.org/what-we-do/youth-activities for 2021-2022 contest eligibility, rules, national awards and an entry form.

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