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Wright honored in national Voice of Democracy

Stephanie Wright, center, is escorted to the stage by Nebraska VFW Quartermaster John Liebsack and Nebraska VFW Auxiliary President Linda Vogel of Norfolk during the Voice of Democracy ceremonies in Washington, DC.

Stephanie Wright, Boone Central High School senior from Petersburg, is home from a memorable experience in Washington, DC, March 2-6..
As the Nebraska winner in the annual Voice of Democracy competition, Stephanie advanced to the national VOD competition, where she took part in ceremonies for the winners and toured the sites in the nation’s capitol.
She represented the VFW Department of Nebraska, and was awarded $2,000 in college scholarships.
Although not placing in the top 10, Stephanie finished 23rd overall among 53 national contestants, and was in a group of 18 students receiving the $2,000 awards.
She will have lasting memories from the national contest experience.
“It was a super awesome opportunity to be with great people, make new friends and see all of those sites,” she said. It was her first trip to Washington, DC.
Contestants represented all 50 states, as well as U.S. military bases in the Pacific (Japan), Europe (Germany) and Central America (Panama).

Read more in the March 13 Albion News and Petersburg Press.