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Congratulations, Michael

Minturn Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10721 members Harve Latson, John Perkins, Buddy Sims, Kenton Krohlow and Larry Trotter, with Post Commander Pete Thompson presented a $400 college scholarship to Michael Ramunno, Eagle Valley High School senior, for his winning entry into the annual VFW Voice of Democracy competition. Since 1947, the VOD has been the VFWs premier scholarship program. Each year, almost 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2.1 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. The 2014 theme was "Why veterans are important to our nation's history and future." The VOD competition is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study programs.



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