Voice of Democracy winners at KFS

Published 12:56 pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Kenston Forest School (KFS) Upper School students participated in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy program. Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regard to a democratic- and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 ninth- through 12th-grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. The 2017-18 theme was “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Pictured are KFS participating students and winners recognized at an awards assembly. They are, from left, Taylor Berkley, Juniela Perez, McKayla Smith, Emily Hawthorne (third-place winner), William Kreis (second-place winner) and Rachel Adkins (first-place winner). (Send a “Pic Me Up” with names and information to PicMeUp@KVDispatch.com.)