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Published October 01 2010

VFW to sponsor speech, essay competition

The VFW and Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a patriotic-themed essay competition for students.

The theme of the Voice of Democracy program, which is open to students in grades nine to 12, is “Does my generation have a role in America’s future?”

The theme of the Patriot’s Pen program, which is open to students in grades six to eight, is “Does patriotism still matter?”

Students are required to write an essay pertaining to their theme. Submissions must be three to five minutes in length for the Voice of Democracy competition. Patriot’s Pen submissions must be 300 to 400 words in length.

The deadline to enter is Nov. 1. Further information and entry forms are available at area schools or by calling Ann Chase at (701) 282-0500 or Jim Hapala at (701) 282-3618.