BELOIT, Kan. (AP) A Beloit High School senior has won the Kansas Voice of Democracy contest for his essay titled, “Is There Pride in Serving our Military?”
Brady True now will go on to Washington, D.C., where he will compete in March against 54 other state winners in the contest sponsored by the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary.
Before reaching the state final, True took first place in Mitchell County and in the district contest. Contest officials say 555 students in Kansas participated.
First prize at the national level is $30,000 and a trip to the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge’s American Leaders Youth summit in June.