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Voice of Democracy

Posted: Friday, Feb 1st, 2013

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3232 and VFW Ladies Auxiliary made a surprise visit to Siuslaw High School to present a check and certificate to high school senior Tyler Garcia. From left, JoAnn Connally, auxiliary member; Garcia; Beryl Foreman, local auxiliary and District 9 president; Ben Foreman, post and District 9 commander, and Ernie Provost, post member.

On Thursday morning Siuslaw High School senior Tyler Garcia was surprised, along with his classmates in Sean OMaras government class, to see a contingent from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3232 arrive to present Garcia with a check and certificate of merit for his audio-essay entry in VFWs Voice of Democracy scholarship competition.

Garcia won the local posts contest, then the district contest before going to state, where he earned fifth place for his essay and speech, Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?

Tyler has been winning our contests for the past six years, said Ben Foreman, VFW post and district 9 commander, adding that the high school senior began competing in middle school by submitting essays for VFWs Patriots Pen essay-writing contest.

For this years high school level competition, Garcia won points for originality, content and delivery and received $850.

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