Following a nice dinner with family members on hand the girls read their essays to the crowd along with high school winners of the "Voice of Democracy" essay contest. Hope receive $300, and Aly, $200. Both received plaques and praise from all the VFW officers in attendance.
With the girls in the photo are Robert Hernandez, District 6 Commander and District 6 Ladies Auxiliary President, Carol Newberg. All agreed it was exceptional to have both winners from the same VFW post (5968) and the same school. Congratulations, girls and good luck at the state competition!