Monday, February 16, 2015

Central senior named city and state Voice of Democracy winner

Elizabeth Lavoie receives the state Voice of Democracy award from
District 6 Commander Jorge Dreusicke and
VFW Post 8214 Adjutant and VOD Chair Rose Connor-Allard.
Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition
Central High School principal John Vaccarezza and
English Department chair Selma Naccach-Hoff
pose with the school Voice of Democracy trophy from the VFW. 
For many years, local VFW Post 8214 has sponsored the annual contest in Manchester. This year, the city, district and state winner is Central senior Elizabeth Lavoie, with her submission on the theme, "My vision for America." She will take a one week, all expenses paid trip at the end of the month to Washington, D.C. to compete on the national level, representing New Hampshire.
More than two dozen student from Central High School entered this year's
Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.
The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship! Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000. Congratulations and good luck to Liz!

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