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VFW 2024 National Youth Scholarship Winners Named

Arizona high school junior, sponsored by Scottsdale VFW Post 3513, takes home $35,000 scholarship.

Series: Veterans In The News | Story 63

WASHINGTON – In early March the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) proudly presented more than $173,000 in scholarships and awards as it named the national winners of its 2023-2024 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen youth scholarship competitions.

This year's national winners were announced at the 2024 VFW Washington Conference in Washington, D.C., during the 77th annual Parade of Winners ceremony, sponsored by Twisted X.

VFW National Commander Duane Sarmiento was joined by VFW Auxiliary President Carla Martinez to announce this year's national Voice of Democracy first place winner, Sophia Lin, and present her with the top $35,000 T.C. Selman Memorial Scholarship first place prize.

Lin, a high school junior at BASIS Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona, was sponsored by Scottsdale VFW Post 3513. She delivered her winning essay on this year's theme, "What Are the Greatest Attributes of Our Democracy?" during this evening's ceremony.

Learn more about the VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen programs here.



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