Winners of the Voice of Democracy competition announced
The winners were announced in December.
BRAINERD — Winners of the annual Voice of Democracy writing and speaking competition were honored recently in a ceremony at the Brainerd VFW Post.
The first place prize of $300 went to Craig Coonan of Brainerd, a 10th grade student at Brainerd High School. He will be joining the U.S. Marines after graduation.
In second place, with a $250 prize, was 10th grader Jagger Klecatsky of East Gull Lake, also a Brainerd High School student.
Haleyrose Blowers from Motley, a ninth grade student at Pillager High School, took third place and received $200.
Honorable mention went to Argenis Solorzano, a senior at Crosby-Ironton High School.
Find details and listen to the winning entry at brainerdvfw.org/voice-of-democracy.html .