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Greenwood Student to Represent Arkansas In Voice of Democracy Essay Contest
Left to Right: Donna Bader, Arkansas VFW Ladies Auxiliary President Gary Wellesley, Arkansas VFW Commander Christian Griffith William Thien, Commander-in-Chief, VFW Colette Bishop, National Chaplain of the Ladies Auxiliary

Greenwood Student to Represent Arkansas In Voice of Democracy Essay Contest

Christian Griffith, a Junior at Greenwood High School was recently named the overall Arkansas State winner of the 2014 Veterans of Foreign Wars’ “Voice of Democracy” essay contest. The essay topic, chosen by the Commander-in-Chief of the VFW, was “Why I’m Optimistic about our Nation’s Future”. The competition was held in Little Rock at the VFW Mid-Winter Conference. Griffith won a $3000 scholarship and a trip to Washington DC to compete for a $30,000 scholarship.

Griffith is one of fifty-four students chosen from a field of approximately 40,000 total entries to travel on an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. for four days of events and tours. The winner of the All National Voice of Democracy Scholarship will be announced during the 67th annual “Parade of Winners” reception on March 3, 2014. In addition to the Washington, D.C. trip, Christian will also attend the “Freedoms Foundation” at Valley Forge’s “Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program” in June.

Christian submitted his essay through the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6527.

He is the son of Michelle and “Griff” Griffith of Greenwood. His grandparents are Beverly and Ken Bryan of Greenwood and Betty Jo and Gordon Griffith of Forrest City, Arkansas.

 

Left to Right: Richard McKinney, Commander VFW Post 6527 with Christian Griffith

Left to Right: Richard McKinney, Commander VFW Post 6527 with Christian Griffith

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