Allison Vandagriff, a junior at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School excels when it comes to writing essays. 

Each year the Veterans of Foreign Wars hosts their annual Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Scholarship Competition on local, district, state and national levels. Allison was the Orange VFW Post 2775 first place winner and advanced to the District 2 level where she placed first. She was automatically advanced to the State level where she placed second. 

Her scholarships for this year amount to $300, $300 and $4,500. These will be added to her winnings last year as first in Orange for $300 and second in District for $200. 

Other Orange winners were Carrie Grace Henderson, second place for $200 and Kirby Clayton 3rd place for $100. 

During the annual Loyalty Day Awards Program on April 30, each winner will receive a plaque and Scholarship Letter of Intent, which will be honored upon registration in an institute of higher learning.