vod essay winner

Mary Katherine Smith accepts a plaque and $300 scholarship for her entry in the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 19 Voice of Democracy essay contest. VOD and Patriot’s Pen contest winners were honored at a luncheon in Nacogdoches on Jan. 12. Mary Katherine, a junior at Carthage High School, placed second in the competition. She is flanked by her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. Also pictured are Colin Broadus, VFW Post 5620 quartermaster, left, and from right, John Foster, Post 5620 vice commander and Terry Contella, chief of staff for the Texas VFW, who made the presentation.

Mary Katherine Smith accepts a plaque and $300 scholarship for her entry in the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 19 Voice of Democracy essay contest.

VOD and Patriot’s Pen contest winners were honored at a luncheon in Nacogdoches on Jan. 12.

Mary Katherine, a junior at Carthage High School, placed second in the competition She is flanked by her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. Also pictured are Colin Broadus, VFW Post 5620 quartermaster, left, and from right, John Foster, Post 5620 vice commander and Terry Contella, chief of staff for the Texas VFW, who made the presentation.