Voice of Democracy

Raquel Nelson

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On January 27th and 28th, Allyson Boomsma went to Pierre for the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Speech Contest. Over 1,000 people from South Dakota wrote essays on this year’s topic “Why My Vote Matters.” Ally was chosen in the top five. These five people went to the capital in Pierre and also got to tour the governor’s mansion and meet Kristi Noem. Ally doesn’t know exactly how much this scholarship is for, but she is happy to receive it.

“It was a fun experience, and I enjoyed getting to meet new people, including the legislative members and the governor, Kristi Noem.”

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