Van Wert High School senior Stephanie V. Haggis reads her winning essay in the VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest on Saturday. Other winners were:

Voice of Democracy: Second place Katelyn M. Etter, 12th grade, Van Wert High School; third place Christine R. Erret, 12th grade, Crestview High School. Patriot's Pen: First Trinity F. Brown, 7th grade, Van Wert High School; second place Cora L. Millay, 8th grade, Crestview Middle School; third place Ashley C. Dealey, 8th grade, Crestview Middle School. (Times Bulletin/Lindsay McCoy)