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Voice of Democracy winners at KFS

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.)