VFW Youth Scholarship Program             
 This year 2022, VFW Post 12101, Voice of Democracy was submitted by a young lady by the name of Jennifer Hernadez Gracia. Here is her submission for this award;

What are feelings

Americans have a mix of feelings that could be misunderstood. Also, other people that are not American could have the same feelings too. These feelings could also turn into joy, happiness, cheerfulness, and more but it could also turn into anger, stress, depression, Revenge, and many more. Some of these feelings could turn into a fight or can cause even worst like war or Revenge.


How To Be A Good American

A good American/person symbolizes a person in general, basically, you being yourself but not hurting people around you and your environment. Also, a good American helps the people around them. But if you don't have a lot of things to give, there are many other ways to help the people in need. Like, donate your old clothes and anything that you don't use that other people may want or may need. There are Jobs that let you help people like being a part of the Army/Navy, doctor, teacher, and many more. A good American has trust, loyal, honest respect, kindness, and more. They fight for what they believe is right until they change sides or win. They try to stay out of trouble; they mostly have the purest heart of them all. They are the ones that have been grateful for what they have. Some of them have low self-esteem. They try to help their love if they can’t get it they try hard until they get it. Lots of people became friends with them. They sometimes try to avoid the truth even though it hurt them even more, like how people lie to themself and say "It going to be fine” and  "everything’s is going to be okay” but knowing the truth. What do you believe a good American is?


Voice of Democracy

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed essay. Each year, more than 51,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient's American university, college, or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department(state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Click Rules and Eligibility and Registration form below
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