VOD and Patriot Pen Winners

Each fall students at Drake Anamoose participate in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions. The Voice of Democracy (VOD) is an audio-essay scholarship program in which students compose and record a 3-5 minute essay on a topic generated by the national VFW organization. This year’s theme was: America: Where Do We Go from Here? Placing locally, Mason Lemer took 1st, Riley Hauff 2nd, and Taylor Mack 3rd.

During this time the 7th and 8th grade students also competed in the Patriot’s Pen essay competition offered through the VFW. Students composed an original 300-400 word essay on the topic, How Can I Be a Good American? Zakary Berger placed 1st, Korri Ferderer 2nd, and Mariah Mack 3rd. Zakary also took 1st place at the district level.

Congratulations to each of you!!

This program is locally sponsored by the Anamoose Oswalk Wold VFW Post 6381. Thank you for providing this opportunity for our students!