Three Highland Park High School students have been selected winners of the 2012 Voice of Democracy Contest presented by the Highland Park/Highwood Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
Created in 1947, the Voice of Democracy (VOD) scholarship program is an audio-essay contest for high school students that annually provides more than $3 million in scholarships. The program is designed to foster patriotism by allowing students the opportunity to voice their opinion in a three to five minute essay based on an annual theme. This year’s theme was “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant.”
This year HPHS student Aidan Ezgur won 1st place and received $500. Daniella Cohen came in 2nd place and received $300. Melissa Needleman placed 3rd and received $200.