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Grand Forks Central High School senior Rosie McDonald recently participated in the annual Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest, held by the veteran rights organization, Veterans of Foreign Wars. McDonald placed sixth out of 40,000 entrants.

Grand Forks Central student earns national honors in essay competition


Grand Forks Central High School senior Rosie McDonald’s optimism recently won her national recognition.

McDonald’s audio essay for the annual Voice of Democracy contest, held by Veterans of Foreign Wars, recently received sixth place nationally out of 40,000 high school applicants. The challenge this year was to write and record a brief patriotic essay explaining why students are optimistic about the nation’s future.

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Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson covers K-12 education for the Grand Forks Herald.  
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