Voice of Democracy essay winners at MVL

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Four students were chosen as winners from Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in the Voice of Democracy essay contest, sponsored by the VFW. Pictured left to right are, junior Lexi Fischer of Courtland, freshman Morgan Glowicki of Jordan, junior Joseph Roemhildt of Mankato, and senior Isaiah Koepsell of New Ulm. The awards were presented to these students on Monday, Jan. 8, at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School.

Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy  audio-essay program provides high school students with the opportunity to express themselves in a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. The theme for this year’s contest was “American History: Our Hope for the Future.”