Ladies Auxiliary sponsors scholarships in Haywood County


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Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary Post 5202
216 Miller St., Waynesville
Mary M. Bevell
marybevell@yahoo.com
454-0463
www.vfw.org
Sep 30, 2013
12:00 PM

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5202 is sponsoring scholarships throughout the schools in Haywood County.  Our objective is "Keeping America's Veterans & Families Strong" through patriotism, scholarship and education.  Each of these scholarships encourages patriotism, provides students an opportunity to obtain an education and helps students reach their full potential.  This achieves VFW and Ladies Auxiliary recognition while supporting our communities and students.

For the high schools there is The Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Contest. This is an Oral Essay Contest in which the student must write his or her 3-5 minute speech and record it on a cassette tape or CD. Top scholarship is $30,000. This year's theme is "Why I'm Optimistic About Our Nation's Future." The contest is open to all students, including homeschooled students, in grades 9-12. Deadline: Must be in the hands of local chairman at the VFW in Waynesville by midnight, Nov. 1, 2013. See your school's representative or call Mary Bevell of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at 454-0463.

For the middle schools we have Patriot's Pen Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students, including homeschooled students, in grades 6-8. This year's theme is "What Patriotism Means to Me." The 300-400 word typed essay must be written in English, using Times Roman Font, with 1.5 or 2.0 line spacing. Deadline: Must be in Waynesville VFW chairman's hands by midnight, Nov. 1, 2013. Contact your school representative or Mary Bevell of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary at 454-0463. Awards: 1st Place National $5,000; 2nd Place $4,000; Third through 46th Place $3,500-$500.