VFW sponsors essay contest for students

High school students are invited to enter the Voice of Democracy essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The contest, for students in grades nine through 12, is a three- to five-minute recording of an original essay on standard cassette or CD. This year’s theme, “Is our Constitution still relevant?”

All entries for the 2013 contest must be submitted to the Burnsville VFW Post 5833 no later than Nov. 1. Plaques and cash prizes will be awarded: $300 for first, $200 for second and $100 for third place. Winners at the local post level will advance to district/state competition.

For more information or to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy. Submissions through VFW Post 5833 will be coordinated through Harry Peake, (952) 435-8289 or Lyle Schaible, (952) 431-6719.