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Thursday, January 17, 2013

MIddlefield VFW 9678 Awards Scholarships to Local Students

Middlefield VFW Post 9678 Awards Scholarships To Local Students

Middlefield VFW Post 9678 has announced the winners of the 2012 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest.  Special recognition goes to Eleni Timas from Cardinal High School who scored the highest points locally and was awarded second place in VFW District 7.  Eleni’s district win will be acknowledged at the VFW’s District 7 Award’s Dinner where she will receive a $500 scholarship.  She won $750 from the Middlefield VFW as the first place winner from Cardinal.

Four students representing two local school districts, Berkshire and Cardinal, were awarded scholarships for their winning presentations.  In addition to Eleni Timas, Rebecca Wolfe also from Cardinal high school, received $250 for her second place win.  Rosebelle Easthom from the Berkshire School District and a student at Agape Christian School was the first place winner receiving a $750 scholarship.  Laura Lasich, also from Agape Christian Academy was the second place Berkshire School District winner receiving $250.

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, more than 50,000 high school students compete for more than $2.3 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme (2012) was, Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?

Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local, district, state and national level. Department (State) winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., March 2-6, 2013, to tour the city, meet our nation’s leaders, be honored by the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary and receive their portion of $152,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000.

The Middlefield VFW would like to thank the panel of judges: Sherriff Dan McClelland, Mayor Ben Garlich, and Chelsea Gardner and acknowledge all of the students for their participation. Representing the Berkshire School District and students at Agape Christian School: Billy Maschek, Jessica Sole, Tina Elliott, Breanna Rhodes, Laura Lasich, Abbie Maschek, Liam Ferraby, Rosebelle Easthom and from the Cardinal Local School District, Cardinal High School: Elaine Warren, Marie Mahoney, Rebecca Wolff, and Eleni Timas.

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