Whiting takes 1st in Voice of Democracy

VFW representatives Carl Anderson, left, and Larry Lattimore posed with VFW Voice of Democracy winner Rachel Whiting. Whiting will now compete in the regional competition.

North Branch Area High School 11th grade student Rachel Whiting was recognized for winning the Veteran of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest. Whiting was awarded a check for $100 and will move on to the regional contest. Regional winners have the opportunity to move on to the state and national competitions.

Voice of Democracy provides students the opportunity to express their understanding of, and appreciation for, democracy and patriotism. This year’s Voice of Democracy theme was “America: Where Do We Go From Here?”

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