McHenry High School students are invited to answer the question, “Is this the country our founders envisioned?” through a written essay and audio recording to submit to the annual Voice of Democracy scholarship program hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Each year, the VFW awards more than $2 million of scholarships and incentives to high school students nationwide through the Voice of Democracy scholarship competition. About 57,000 high school students participate annually in the program, which dates back to 1947.
Prizes are awarded by the local post, as well as at the district, state and national levels.
It is open to students in grades 9 through 12. Entries should include a typed essay along with a 3-5 minute recording of the student reading the essay. Please click here for full details, including rules, and an application form.
Essays and recordings are due by Oct. 31, and can be dropped off or mailed to the McHenry VFW Post 4600, 3002 W. Route 120, McHenry, 60051.
To see and hear the 2019 state winners, click here.