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Clare Pollock wins the local VFW `Voice of Democracy' essay contest


November 20, 2019

South Barber High School sophomore Clare Pollock wrote the local winning essay in the national VFW Voice of Democracy contest.

Clare Pollock, a sophomore at South Barber High School, is the local winner of the Kiowa, Kansas, VFW Post 5982 and Auxiliary Voice of Democracy essay contest. This is a nationwide contest with the patriotic theme for 2019-20 "What Makes America Great."

The daughter of Mark and Krista Pollock of Kiowa, Clare was one of three high school students who entered the contest judged by retired English teacher Pat Noble. Students compete by writing and recording a 3-5 minute audio essay on the theme.

Since 1947 the Voice of Democracy contest has been the national VFW's premiere scholarship program....

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