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Voice of Democracy Speech Contest Winners
Voice of Democracy Speech Contest Winners
Northwestern Journalism
Thursday, January 09, 2020

Congratulations to the Voice of Democracy speech contest winners sponsored by the Redfield VFW!

Sophomore Megan Nash placed first; sophomore Meadow Remily placed second and sophomore Sawyer Styles placed third.

Through the Voice of Democracy Contest, Megan wrote a speech about what makes America great. In Megan’s speech, she talked about how as American citizens, we have the ability to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Megan also talked about the course of American history and how veterans have protected our country.

In her speech, Megan said, “The American spirit is built by upon the firm foundations in the vision of moral life, based upon the equal opportunity of life, liberty, and happiness for all.”

Meadow’s speech addressed the value veterans bring to our country and the opportunities America provides to the middle and lower classes compared to other countries. The last thing her speech talked about is how citizens take every reason a country is great, then put them all in to one great country.

“We have the privilege to vote for our leaders. Everything else I mentioned in my speech wouldn’t be possible without our veterans. For that, I say 'thank you,'” Meadow said.

Sawyer’s speech focused on the freedoms Americans possess. She talked about the freedoms of education and the pursuit of happiness. Then, she talked about the respect she has for her great, great-grandfather, great-grandfather and all of the other veterans.

“So, if you were going to ask me what makes America great, I would ask you, 'What does not make America great?'” Sawyer said.