District 6 Commander, Harry Bays, has announced the winners of District 6 contest winners for Patriot’s Pen, Voice of Democracy, and Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015 contests. They are:

PATRIOTS PEN — First Place: Julia K. Angenola-Thomas, Yanceyville Post 7316. Second place winner was Payce S. Rohrer, Post 10607 Burlington. Third place winner was Courtney S. Matthews, Post 2740 Durham.

VOICE OF DEMOCRACY — First place winner is Rylee A. Govoreau, Post 1920 Mebane. Second place went to Melissa R. King, Post 2740 Durham. Third pace winner was Christopher R. Cheever, Jr.,, Post 2417 Henderson.

The VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher of the Year winner for First Place, Middle School Division, is Ms. Robin McMahon, Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC. Ms. McMahon was sponsored by C. V. Cummings Chapel Hill Post 9100.

All first place contest winners now compete in state-wide competition against the winners from all districts within North Carolina. Winners of the Department of North Carolina competition go on to represent the state in national competition.

District 6 would like to thank all the posts for their time spent in promoting the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriots Pen, Voice of Democracy and Teacher of the Year programs. “A special thanks goes to the students and teachers involved in supporting the programs through their entries to the posts. Congratulations to all of the winners,”Harry Bays, District 6 Commander.