Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for all high school students in grades 9-12 that annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. The first place winner, who competes with all other first place VFW Department winners, receives a $30,000 scholarship that is paid directly to the recipient's American university, college or vocational/technical school. As the winner of the VFW Post 4298 department, Rebecca will be awarded $100.00 and a $1,000.00 scholarship for college.
Winning second and third place in the scholarship contest, are two students who attend the Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter. The second place winner is Britney Fortier, who is currently in the Graphic Design and Communications program. Britney attends Piscataquis Community High School in Guilford. The third place award was given to Emily McAvoy, who is currently in the Building Trades program. Emily attends Nokomis Regional High School.
Besides competing for the top scholarship prize, as well as other national scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $16,000, each department's first place winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Dexter Regional High School would like to congratulate all of these winners on their outstanding achievement!
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