Heritage Academy student wins scholarship in Voice of Democracy contest

March 07, 2011
  • Heritage Academy's participants in the Voice of Democracy essay and speech contest were, from left, Kathleen Kidd, Aaron Clark, Tristan Prejean and Zachary Muller.
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Tristan Prejean, a sophomore at Heritage Academy, recently won a $500 college scholarship for placing first in the Clarence Armstrong Post 6241 Voice of Democracy essay and speech contest for his essay, “Does My Generation Have a Role in America’s Future?”

Tristan is the son of Austin and Lisa Prejean of Clear Spring.

The other Heritage students who competed were Aaron Clark, Kathleen Kidd and Zachary Muller.

“One of the values we are trying to teach the younger generation at Heritage Academy is to stand up for what they believe in,” said Dewitt Powell, school principal. “In saying that, we are highly supportive of our students in their attempts to publicly speak out in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy program.”

The Clarence Armstrong Post 6241 is in Mercersburg, Pa., and is named after one of George Armstrong’s four sons who served overseas during World War II.

For information on the Voice of Democracy program, go to  and click on VFW contests on the lower left side of the page.

Heritage Academy is a private, nondenominational Christian school on Walnut Point Road, west of Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-582-2600.

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