Voice of Democracy

Twelve Pomperaug High School students were recognized for excellence in the VFW Voice of Democracy competition. Students wrote and recorded an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme: “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future.” The Voice of Democracy program was established in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles.

VFW Auxiliary member Mary Korsu, with the assistance of PHS Humanities chair David Luhman and PHS social studies teacher Ted Kimble, coordinated the contest. PHS Principal Glenn Lungarini addressed and congratulated all who participated.

First place co-winners were James R. and Carly F., second place winner was Sam S., and third place winner was Rebecca M. The runners up included Anthony D., Louis S., Hannah L., Brooke M., Samantha B., Abigail J., Robert D., and Emma T.

Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship.