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Perham High School student Clara Tangen takes winning veteran essay to district level

This year’s topic was, “Why is the Veteran Important?”

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From left: Auxiliary President Ellen Lampton, Clara Tangen and Perham VFW Commander Mike Dombeck stand together.
Contributed / Nancy Schmitz
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PERHAM — Perham High School senior Clara Tangen presented her first place winning essay to those in attendance at the Perham High School Veterans Day Program. She was the local winner of the “Voice of Democracy,” which is a VFW National Scholarship Contest.

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to write and record an essay voicing their ideas and opinions on an annual patriotic topic. This year’s topic was, “Why is the Veteran Important?” Clara’s winning essay has now moved on to judging at the district level of competition.

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