From the Simi Valley, California, Acorn:
GBHS senior will represent VFW in state competition
A senior at Grace Brethren High School has been chosen to represent the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10049, Simi Valley, and District 7 in the state finals of the Voice of Democracy scholarship competition.
Caleb Hargis will join 24 other district representatives in Sacramento for three days beginning Jan. 18.
During this time, the students will participate in educational and competitive venues. A meeting with the governor is tentatively scheduled, along with tours of various state buildings and offices.
The Voice of Democracy competition is a national audio-essay scholarship program for high school students who develop a 3 to 5 minute audio-essay. This year’s theme is “Freedom’s Challenge.”
Various scholarships are awarded at each level of the competition. The state winner will be flown to Washington D.C. to compete for the national $30,000 scholarship.