Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2775 and The Ladies Auxiliary are once again hosting Voice of Democracy for students high school sophomores, juniors and seniors; Patriot’s Pen for sixth, seventh and eighth grade students and Outstanding Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year competitions (grade levels K-5, 6-8 & 9-12).

All criteria are in the schools and further information can be obtained by contacting Auxiliary Chairman Patricia Kemp ( 409-886-2796 or 409-988-3269) or Post Chairman James Seales (559-362-6509).

Local Awards will be: Voice of Democracy–$300 & $200 Scholarships to be issued when a student enters an institution of higher learning; Patriot’s Pen–$100, $100, $75 and $50 in the form of a check; Teacher of the Year–$100 check for each level. First place winners in each category will advance to the district level; district winners will advance to the state level and the state winners will advance to the National Level.