Voice of Democracy (High School Essay Contest)*– Invites students grades 9-12 to express themselves about democratic ideas and principles. The District winners will attend a banquet for VFW student scholarships in January where the top five essays are recognized and monetary prizes are awarded. The first-place student will present the winning essay and will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. to join the other state winners for special activities. As part of this contest program, the VFW holds the Voice of Democracy Teacher of the Year Contest*, which gives recognition to a teacher who encourages students to participate in the contest. For Department of PA VOD contest participation and scholarship donation forms, click here
to view the Department mailing to VFW Posts. General information about the contest can be obtained at www.vfw.org/VOD.
Winners of the programs marked with an asterisk advance to the National VFW competition to represent our Department.