For the Voice of Democracy, first place was awarded to Elizabeth Day of Liberty High School; second place to Sarah Crowder of Paideia Academy; and third place to LaTia Winfrey of Freedom High School. For the Patriot’s Pen, first place went to Jacob Weber of Edna Hill Middle School; second place to Sabrina Cortes of Paideia Academy; and third place to Justin Fontenot of Paideia Academy.
Cash prizes ranging from $50 to $300 were awarded at a special dinner honoring the contestants. Elizabeth Day has advanced to the district competition for a chance to advance to the national level and win a $30,000 scholarship.
– Contributed by Jeff Weber