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Seneca Valley Seniors Earn Essay Awards in ‘Voice of Democracy’

The Cranberry Township VFW Post 879 plans to recognize the students.

Seneca Valley Seniors Earn Essay Awards in ‘Voice of Democracy’

Three Seneca Valley Senior High School put in a stand-out performance in a recent Veterans of Foreign Wars “Voice of Democracy” essay scholarship program.

Seniors Rochelle Rogalski, Jamie Walters and Amanda Tonti won first, second and third places, respectively, in the regional competition.

All three students will be recognized for their achievements at a future banquet held by the Cranberry Township Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 879, the same club that sponsored the program.

In addition, Rogalski’s essay advanced to the district-level competition, where she was awarded a second place honor. She will be recognized for her achievements at an awards banquet in the spring.

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars premier scholarship program.

Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme was, “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?”

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