Korbin Leddy won first place and Savanna Osowski took second place in the 2021-2022 Voice of Democracy local essay contest sponsored by the Milbank VFW and VFW Auxiliary. Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has remained the premier scholarship program of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Students compete by writing and recording an essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is: “America: Where Do We Go From Here?” Leddy’s essay has advanced to compete in the district contest.
All district winners go on to compete at the state level. The state winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C.
Both place winners received a certificate, medal, and monetary prize. Rhonda Preller, senior vice president of the local VFW Auxiliary, presented the awards.