Congratulations to ECCHS Senior, Maddison Taylor!

The Voice of Democracy scholarships are for students in grades 9-12, enrolled in either private, public, or parochial high schools, or being home-schooled. To enter, students compose an essay based on the annual theme of democracy and patriotism. For the year of 2019-2020, the theme is “What Makes America Great”?

In early February, Maddison Taylor won an oratory competition sponsored by VFW post 6221 in Emporium. She originally won the district competition and was entered into the state competition where she became one of 24 out of 3700 applicants chosen to compete for the state title in Gettysburg.

Her essay highlighted her pride in her country and showcased some of the many family members who have proudly served in our country’s armed forces. We could not be more proud of Maddison! The assignment was part of the AP Literature Class at the ECCHS which has sponsors entries every year.