Congratulations to Kylieann Krause who, for the second year in a row, is the local winner of the Voice of Democracy annual essay competition. A junior at Berlin High School, Kylieann will now move on with her audio essay to compete at a higher level.
Because of Kylieann’s extraordinary work winning the competition two years in a row, she was recognized by Governor Andrew Cuomo for her achievement.
The Voice of Democracy has been a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) scholarship program since 1947. Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the VFW’s local post, district, state and national levels. Kylieann will be awarded a $500 scholarship in June for her local win.
Every year, approximately four hundred thousand high school students throughout the country compete by writing and recording an essay on a patriotic theme. This year’s theme was “What Makes America Great.”
Congratulations are also in order for 10th-grader Brady Hills and 11th grader Jordanne Brazie for their excellent entries.
Berlin Central School District wishes Kylieann good luck in the rest of the competition!