Senior Will Tuttle's essay was selected as the local winner of the Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreigh War (VFW). Will received a $600 scholarship award and now moves onto the state level of the competition.
Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 students in grades 9-12 from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
Will is the son of Jeff and Tara Tuttle of Price Hill.