Three Metro Arts students attended the VFW scholarship awards dinner in Surprise for winners at the local post level of the competition. Top prize went to Jared Romero with a trophy and $100 award. Second place went to Paula Ventrella with a trophy and $75 award. Third place went to Sebastian Kleihs with a trophy and $50 award. Jared read his essay at the dinner and it was well-received. Jared also advance to the district level where he was awarded an additional $50 prize. (Paula, Jared & Sebastian are pictured)
Metro Senior Amelia Attebury also won a First place award at her local VFW post, and advanced to the district level competition.
Each year more than 51,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW's National Voice of Democracy competition. This years essay contest topic was "Is the Constitution still relevant?"