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Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander &

Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander &

Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander &

Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2015-2016 – Patriot’s Scholarship

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Tim Nelson, Judge Advocate

2015 – 2016 – VFW Teachers Award

Centennial High School, Frisco, Texas

1st Place Frisco Post 8273 & 1st Place District 1

Awards presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2015 – 2016 1st Place Voice of Democracy Winner

Plano West High School, Frisco, Texas

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2015 – 2016 2nd Place Voice of Democracy Winner

Centennial High School, Frisco, Texas

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Wester Middle School, Frisco, Texas

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Fowler Middle School

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

3rd Place Frisco Post 8273, 1st Place District 1, 2nd Place State of Texas

Scoggins Middle School

Awards presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2014 – 2015 Voice of Democracy Winner

Dana Huffaker, Centennial High School

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander

2014 – 2015 1st Place Patriot’s Pen Scholarship

Livana Singh, Stafford Middle School

Award presented by Preston Rich, Quartermaster and John Archer, Post Commander

2014 – 2015 2nd Place Patriot’s Pen Scholarship

Tara Troviano, Hunt Middle School

Award presented by Preston Rich, Quartermaster and John Archer, Post Commander

2014 – 2015 3rd Place Patriot’s Pen Scholarship

Trinity Johnson, Stafford Middle School

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander and Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2014 – 2015 – VFW Teachers Award

Jamie Buzan at Rogers Elementary

Award presented by Preston Rich, Quartermaster and John Archer, Post Commander

Caren Wilson & Nicole Peterson both teachers at Rogers Elementary

Awards presented by Neal Litton, Post Commander

2013 Voice of Democracy Winner

Erick W. Peterson from Centennial High School

Award presented by Neal Litton, Post Commander & Jim Straus Quartermaster

2012 Voice of Democracy Winner

Post Commander Ron Bowden, Cliff Sosamon, Shelby Dietz, & Armando Garcia

Post Scholarship picked by the Frisco ISD

Post Commander Ron Bowden, Cliff Sosamon, Shelby Gilliland, & Armando Garcia

2011 Voice of Democracy Winner

Post Commander Lee Myrben & Kathy Hollis

2010 Voice of Democracy Winner

2009 Frisco VFW Patriot’s Pen Scholarship Winners

Amber Schmalz, Taylor Goldman, & Yaru Aldrich

The 2009 Patriot’s Pen winners selected are:

1st Place $300.00 Bond -Yaru A. Aldrich,8th grade from Pioneer Heritage Middle School

2nd place$200.00 Bond -Amber C. Schmalz,8th grade from Pioneer Heritage Middle School

3rd place $100.00 Bond -Taylor A. Goldman,8th grade from Pioneer Heritage Middle School

Winners of the Voice of Democracy Scholarship and Patriot Pen Essay Contest were recently selected by the Frisco Post 8273 Committee.

The Voice of Democracy winner is Terra Chang, a senior at Centennial High School. VFW Frisco Post 8273 will present the $500.00 scholarship award during the Frisco Education Foundation Award ceremony to be held in the spring, said Post Commander Lee Myrben.

The winners of the Patriot Pen essay met with the Frisco VFW member at American Bank of Texas over the winter break to receive their savings bonds for winning the essay contest. All three winners are Pioneer Heritage students and all three are students of English teacher Tom Garner. Garner joined the students and their parents at the bank over winter break to congratulate the youngsters on their accomplishments.

The young women selected by the Frisco VFW Post Committee to receive a bond from the post are: Yaru A. Aldrich, first place, $300.00 bond: Amber C. Schmalz, second place, $200.00; and Taylor A. Goldman, Third place, $100.00.

2008 Frisco VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winner

Lee Myrben, Post Commander from Frisco, TX Post 8273 and post members are proud to announce that Lauren E. Hill, a 12th grade student at Centennial High School, is the winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States the 2008 Voice of Democracy Contest. From among the FISD High School 48 student entries, a panel of VFW Post Members judged the winners for the best personal articulation of this year’s theme, "Service and Sacrifice by America’s Veterans Benefits Today’s Youth by. " Ms Hill will be awarded a $500.00 college scholarship at the Frisco Education Foundation Awards Ceremony.

2007 Frisco VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winner

In 6 years as an educator I’ve encouraged scholarship applications and pushed every available academic opportunity on my English classes. However, it is rare to have a student earn scholarship money for something based solely on the English language; writing. When I found out that Alex had won the Voice of Democracy Essay contest at the regional level I can’t explain the pride, joy, and overwhelming happiness I felt for her.

I was fortunate enough to attend the award ceremony in Austin for the top 25 essay candidates and it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve had as a teacher. The Voice of Democracy program is so generous and academically rewarding for students. To be a part of such a unique event was an honor. Alex is exceptionally intelligent and to be a freshman included in the top 25 in the state proves her amazing talents. I can only imagine what Alex will accomplish in her future years at Liberty High School.

Getting into the Voice of Democracy writing scholarship all started as an opportunity offered in my English class. It turned out to be one of the most rewarding and amazing experiences of my freshman year. About a month or so after I turned in my entry, I received a phone call from the Lewisville VFW stating I had won at the regional level and earned a $500 scholarship. At that point I was invited to the Mid-Winter Round Up held in Austin, Texas to attend the Voice of Democracy Banquet, where the results of the state competition would be announced. Only 25 students out of the whole state made it to this point and of those, I was the only ninth grader. It all passed by so fast, and it was quite surreal being a part of something so special. In Austin I had the opportunity to meet a lot of new people, attend VFW meetings, and go to places such as the capital building and the Texas State Cemetery. We had the pleasure of meeting Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. The trip ended with the Voice of Democracy banquet, and the announcing of the winners, in which I placed 14th of the 25 invited and won a total of $1500 in scholarship money. I feel so proud and honored to have been the youngest of the top 25 applicants. I’d like to thank District 1 and the Frisco VFW Post for supporting and sponsoring me throughout the whole process. The Voice of Democracy scholarship program has given me more confidence as a writer and will continue to inspire me as I continue my high school education.

2006 Frisco VFW Patriotism Scholarship Winner

and 2006 Voice of Democracy Winner

From left, Post Commander James Thomas,

2007 Patriotism Scholarship Winner Ms. Jennifer McGill

and Ms. Rebecca Choi 2006 Voice of Democracy Contest Winner

2006 Frisco VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winner

From left, Post Commander James Thomas, 2006

Voice of Democracywinner Rebecca Choi.

FRISCO, Texas – VFW Post 8273 Frisco Texas is proud to announce that Rebecca Choi is the winner of the 2006 Voice of Democracy contest. This year’s essay topic was “Freedom’s Choice”. Judging was conducted by Post members and the winning entry was chosen based on content, presentation and originality. Ms Choi was awarded a $500 Scholarship to a college of her choice and has won the right to compete at the District level. VFW Post 8273 would like to congratulate Ms Choi, this year’s choice for the 2006 Voice of Democracy winner. Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12 that annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with all the 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.

2005 Frisco VFW Patriotism Scholarship Winner

From left, Post Service Officer Tony Arbisi,

2005 Frisco VFW Patriotism Scholarship Winner

Elliot Winters and Post Commander James Thomas.

About VFW Post 8273 – Consisting of over 75 members, Frisco’s VFW post 8273 is comprised of veterans of the United States Armed Forces that have served our country from World War II through Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their mission is to enhance lives through community service programs and special projects to include annual scholarships to high school seniors, providing services and information to local veterans and supporting current members of the armed forces that are serving overseas.

Scholarships

Freedom Scholarships

VFW Post # 8870, Edmonds, sponsors the Freedom Scholarship for two deserving seniors who will be enrolling full time in an accredited vocational, technical, college or university in the fall semester. The $1500 scholarship shall be paid directly to the student’s school account to help defray tuition costs, fees, and expenses.

  • A high school transcript that includes grades from your junior and senior years;
  • A resume that includes the school sponsored activities in which you have participated during your high school years, leadership positions, jobs you have held, and service related activities for which you have volunteered; and
  • An essay that is typed and from between 300 to 500 words in which you explain:
    1. what freedom means to you, and
    2. how our Constitution establishes and maintains a culture of freedom in our country.

Please forward the completed application and all supporting materials to:

Mail: Scholarship Committee VFW Post # 8870 – PO Box 701, Edmonds, WA 98020

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION MATERIALS IS APRIL 15

Scout of Year Scholarship

Local VFW Posts select one winner from the entries received. Posts then submit their local winner to their respective VFW Department (state) by April 1. From there, the Department selects a winner and forwards the entry to the VFW National Headquarters by May 1 for national-level judging.

  • Scouts who are registered, active members of a Boy or Girl Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or a Sea Scout Ship who have received the Eagle Scout Award, Girl Scout Gold Award, Venture Silver Award or Sea Scout Quartermaster Award.
  • Scouts must be 15 years of age and have demonstrated practical citizenship in school, scouting and the community.
  • Scouts must be enrolled in high school at the time of selection.

Note: All applicants still in high school who reach their 18th birthday during the nomination year remain eligible if otherwise qualified.

Contests & Scholarships

Just as we work hard to serve and support veterans, service personnel and military families, the VFW sponsors many programs that recognize excellence among youth, students, adults, employers, healthcare personnel and safety professionals who make a difference in their communities. Entries must be submitted by a local VFW Posts that participate in these programs.

  • Barger Nursing Scholarships – The Department awards six $1,000 scholarships to nursing students who are veterans or related to veterans. Applications are processed through the PA State Nurses Association, and winners are chosen randomly by VFW and PSNA representatives. Posts are encouraged to make donations of any size, and/or to participate in the Annual Barger Scholarship Golf Tournament, to help make this fund self-sustaining. For more information contact State HQs at (717) 234-7927. For more information and to learn how to support the tournament click here.
  • Citizenship Education:Contests Teachers of the Year* – Each year, we honor a teacher in the elementary, junior high and senior high school categories for their efforts to teach students about being responsible citizens, about appreciation the freedoms that they have and about the role that veterans have played in keeping America free. In addition, the PA VFW and its Auxiliary hold a coloring contest each year for grades 2-5 to help young students develop patriotism; one winner per grade. Judging is held in April and entries should be sent to the Program Chairman by March 1st. Earlier deadlines apply for submitting entries at the local level. Contact State HQs (717 234-7927) to receive the Chairman’s information. Coloring Contest page.
  • Eagle Scout Award* – One Eagle Scout is presented with the PA VFW Eagle Scout of the Year Award. Entries must be submitted through a local VFW Post, which forwards it to the State Youth Activities Chairman (see “About Us”, “Leadership” section). More info or contact VFW State Headquarters at (717) 234-7927.
  • Employer Awards – The Department presents an award to employers (three size categories) who excel in hiring veterans, plus one individual is honored for helping veterans to prepare for employment. For information contact State HQ at (717) 234-7927.
  • Geiger Scholarship – This annual scholarship is awarded to a high school student advancing to secondary education (must be related to a veteran). For information contact State HQ at (717) 234-7927.
  • Healthcare Awards – The Department presents three healthcare awards annually. Details and submission requirements
  • Loyalty Day – On May 1, the VFW leads ceremonies to recognize Loyalty to America Day when all citizens are encouraged to reflect on the freedoms they have, to support democracy and to honor those who protect America. Loyalty Day began as “Americanization Day” in 1921 to counter the Communists’ May 1 celebration of the Russian Revolution. The PA VFW and its Auxiliary hold contests every year to encourage members and students to celebrate Loyalty Day. The contest is for any member of the VFW, its Auxiliary and Junior girls. Essays must contain 200-300 words about the theme and are due no later than March 1 to the Program Chairman. First place prize in two categories (active VFW/Auxiliary and Jr. Girls) is a plaque and $100.
  • Patriot’s Pen (Jr. High Speech Contest)* – Students from grades 6-8 enter to win a cash prize by writing a speech on a patriotic theme. The Department winner will attend a banquet for VFW student scholarships in January and present the winning essay. Contest Announcement. Perpetual Scholarship Fund Donation Form. For more info contact VFW State Headquarters at (717) 234-7927.
  • ROTC Leadership Awards – The Department presents certificates and medals to leaders of high school ROTC units. To request VFW certificates and/or medals contact State HQs, (717) 234-7927.
  • Public Safety Awards* – Recognition is given each year to one firefighter, police officer and EMS responder. All nominations must be made through a Pennsylvania VFW Post. Post Commanders: to nominate someone please use the forms found on this web site … “Post/District Tools” section, then “Forms & Facts”, then “Post Info” and scroll down to Safety Award Nominations or contact VFW State Headquarters at (717) 234-7927
  • 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.

* Winners of the programs marked with an asterisk advance to the National VFW competition to represent our Department.

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Scholarships: Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen

2015-2016 National Scholarships Ambassador

Scholarships: Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen

What an exciting year we have ahead of us! We have four Scholarship contests to promote. The first two being the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Contests with the entry deadline to the local VFW Post on Sunday, November 1. It’s time to spread the word to as many people as possible regarding the information for of these both competitions. This year’s theme for the grades 9-12 Voice of Democracy Audio Essay is “My Vision for America” and for the grades 6-8 Patriot’s Pen Essay, the theme is “What Freedom Means to Me.”

Many of you have asked why the Auxiliary isn’t included in the judging process for Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen contests. Please be aware these are VFW-sponsored contests and the Auxiliary assists the Posts with these scholarship contests.

Please be sure you understand the rules for each scholarship contest before you speak with teachers, students and/or parents about the contests.

Community Awareness of our scholarship contests is again one of our goals this year. We need to let the community know what great financial opportunities we provide for talented students. Some ways to achieve this are:

  • Place a free advertisement/press release in your local newspaper describing the elements of each contest – including the award amounts of each scholarship and who to contact at your local Post and/or Auxiliary. Click here for a sample press release forVoice of Democracy and click here for a sample release for Patriot’s Pen.
  • Place posters in local stores, restaurants, libraries, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, etc., with permission. Posters for both programs can be purchased from the VFW Store. Voice of Democracy Posters: http://www.vfwstore.org/products/22915 and Patriot’s Pen Posters: http://vfwstore.org/products/28509
  • Don’t forget about social media to reach students and their parents! Facebook, Twitter, and Post/Auxiliary websites at the local, District and Department levels are excellent places to post information about our contests.

A sample Facebook post for Voice of Democracy could read:

Do you know a student in grades 9-12 who could use up to $30,000 for college? Encourage them to enter the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship and other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each state wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s theme is “My Vision for America.” Entries can be submitted to VFW Post (enter your post and contact info) no later than midnight on November 1, 2015. Click here for more information: http://www.vfw.org/VOD/

Each year more than 125,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $50,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in March. This year’s theme is “What Freedom Means to Me.” Entries can be submitted to VFW Post (enter your post and contact info) no later than midnight on November 1, 2015. Click here for more information: http://www.vfw.org/PatriotsPen/

If we work on our Community Awareness Goal, we will achieve our Student Participation Goal. I’m looking to see an increase in participation this year because of the excitement you create promoting these scholarship opportunities.

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Vfw scholarship essay

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander &

Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander &

Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Award presented by Tim Nelson, Post Commander &

Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2015-2016 – Patriot’s Scholarship

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Tim Nelson, Judge Advocate

2015 – 2016 – VFW Teachers Award

Centennial High School, Frisco, Texas

1st Place Frisco Post 8273 & 1st Place District 1

Awards presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2015 – 2016 1st Place Voice of Democracy Winner

Plano West High School, Frisco, Texas

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2015 – 2016 2nd Place Voice of Democracy Winner

Centennial High School, Frisco, Texas

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Wester Middle School, Frisco, Texas

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

Fowler Middle School

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

3rd Place Frisco Post 8273, 1st Place District 1, 2nd Place State of Texas

Scoggins Middle School

Awards presented by John Archer, Post Commander & Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2014 – 2015 Voice of Democracy Winner

Dana Huffaker, Centennial High School

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander

2014 – 2015 1st Place Patriot’s Pen Scholarship

Livana Singh, Stafford Middle School

Award presented by Preston Rich, Quartermaster and John Archer, Post Commander

2014 – 2015 2nd Place Patriot’s Pen Scholarship

Tara Troviano, Hunt Middle School

Award presented by Preston Rich, Quartermaster and John Archer, Post Commander

2014 – 2015 3rd Place Patriot’s Pen Scholarship

Trinity Johnson, Stafford Middle School

Award presented by John Archer, Post Commander and Preston Rich, Quartermaster

2014 – 2015 – VFW Teachers Award

Jamie Buzan at Rogers Elementary

Award presented by Preston Rich, Quartermaster and John Archer, Post Commander

Caren Wilson & Nicole Peterson both teachers at Rogers Elementary

Awards presented by Neal Litton, Post Commander

2013 Voice of Democracy Winner

Erick W. Peterson from Centennial High School

Award presented by Neal Litton, Post Commander & Jim Straus Quartermaster

2012 Voice of Democracy Winner

Post Commander Ron Bowden, Cliff Sosamon, Shelby Dietz, & Armando Garcia

Post Scholarship picked by the Frisco ISD

Post Commander Ron Bowden, Cliff Sosamon, Shelby Gilliland, & Armando Garcia

2011 Voice of Democracy Winner

Post Commander Lee Myrben & Kathy Hollis

2010 Voice of Democracy Winner

2009 Frisco VFW Patriot’s Pen Scholarship Winners

Amber Schmalz, Taylor Goldman, & Yaru Aldrich

The 2009 Patriot’s Pen winners selected are:

1st Place $300.00 Bond -Yaru A. Aldrich,8th grade from Pioneer Heritage Middle School

2nd place$200.00 Bond -Amber C. Schmalz,8th grade from Pioneer Heritage Middle School

3rd place $100.00 Bond -Taylor A. Goldman,8th grade from Pioneer Heritage Middle School

Winners of the Voice of Democracy Scholarship and Patriot Pen Essay Contest were recently selected by the Frisco Post 8273 Committee.

The Voice of Democracy winner is Terra Chang, a senior at Centennial High School. VFW Frisco Post 8273 will present the $500.00 scholarship award during the Frisco Education Foundation Award ceremony to be held in the spring, said Post Commander Lee Myrben.

The winners of the Patriot Pen essay met with the Frisco VFW member at American Bank of Texas over the winter break to receive their savings bonds for winning the essay contest. All three winners are Pioneer Heritage students and all three are students of English teacher Tom Garner. Garner joined the students and their parents at the bank over winter break to congratulate the youngsters on their accomplishments.

The young women selected by the Frisco VFW Post Committee to receive a bond from the post are: Yaru A. Aldrich, first place, $300.00 bond: Amber C. Schmalz, second place, $200.00; and Taylor A. Goldman, Third place, $100.00.

2008 Frisco VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winner

Lee Myrben, Post Commander from Frisco, TX Post 8273 and post members are proud to announce that Lauren E. Hill, a 12th grade student at Centennial High School, is the winner of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States the 2008 Voice of Democracy Contest. From among the FISD High School 48 student entries, a panel of VFW Post Members judged the winners for the best personal articulation of this year’s theme, "Service and Sacrifice by America’s Veterans Benefits Today’s Youth by. " Ms Hill will be awarded a $500.00 college scholarship at the Frisco Education Foundation Awards Ceremony.

2007 Frisco VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winner

In 6 years as an educator I’ve encouraged scholarship applications and pushed every available academic opportunity on my English classes. However, it is rare to have a student earn scholarship money for something based solely on the English language; writing. When I found out that Alex had won the Voice of Democracy Essay contest at the regional level I can’t explain the pride, joy, and overwhelming happiness I felt for her.

I was fortunate enough to attend the award ceremony in Austin for the top 25 essay candidates and it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve had as a teacher. The Voice of Democracy program is so generous and academically rewarding for students. To be a part of such a unique event was an honor. Alex is exceptionally intelligent and to be a freshman included in the top 25 in the state proves her amazing talents. I can only imagine what Alex will accomplish in her future years at Liberty High School.

Getting into the Voice of Democracy writing scholarship all started as an opportunity offered in my English class. It turned out to be one of the most rewarding and amazing experiences of my freshman year. About a month or so after I turned in my entry, I received a phone call from the Lewisville VFW stating I had won at the regional level and earned a $500 scholarship. At that point I was invited to the Mid-Winter Round Up held in Austin, Texas to attend the Voice of Democracy Banquet, where the results of the state competition would be announced. Only 25 students out of the whole state made it to this point and of those, I was the only ninth grader. It all passed by so fast, and it was quite surreal being a part of something so special. In Austin I had the opportunity to meet a lot of new people, attend VFW meetings, and go to places such as the capital building and the Texas State Cemetery. We had the pleasure of meeting Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. The trip ended with the Voice of Democracy banquet, and the announcing of the winners, in which I placed 14th of the 25 invited and won a total of $1500 in scholarship money. I feel so proud and honored to have been the youngest of the top 25 applicants. I’d like to thank District 1 and the Frisco VFW Post for supporting and sponsoring me throughout the whole process. The Voice of Democracy scholarship program has given me more confidence as a writer and will continue to inspire me as I continue my high school education.

2006 Frisco VFW Patriotism Scholarship Winner

and 2006 Voice of Democracy Winner

From left, Post Commander James Thomas,

2007 Patriotism Scholarship Winner Ms. Jennifer McGill

and Ms. Rebecca Choi 2006 Voice of Democracy Contest Winner

2006 Frisco VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winner

From left, Post Commander James Thomas, 2006

Voice of Democracywinner Rebecca Choi.

FRISCO, Texas – VFW Post 8273 Frisco Texas is proud to announce that Rebecca Choi is the winner of the 2006 Voice of Democracy contest. This year’s essay topic was “Freedom’s Choice”. Judging was conducted by Post members and the winning entry was chosen based on content, presentation and originality. Ms Choi was awarded a $500 Scholarship to a college of her choice and has won the right to compete at the District level. VFW Post 8273 would like to congratulate Ms Choi, this year’s choice for the 2006 Voice of Democracy winner. Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12 that annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. The first-place winner, who competes with all the 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.

2005 Frisco VFW Patriotism Scholarship Winner

From left, Post Service Officer Tony Arbisi,

2005 Frisco VFW Patriotism Scholarship Winner

Elliot Winters and Post Commander James Thomas.

About VFW Post 8273 – Consisting of over 75 members, Frisco’s VFW post 8273 is comprised of veterans of the United States Armed Forces that have served our country from World War II through Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their mission is to enhance lives through community service programs and special projects to include annual scholarships to high school seniors, providing services and information to local veterans and supporting current members of the armed forces that are serving overseas.

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