Scene Setters — — VFW essay winners
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Voice of Democracy essay winners are, from left, Amelia Brackett, Ellie Wolthuis, Heather Farley, Emily Buehne, Charlotte Cleaver (first place), and VFW representative Daniel Barnhart. The contest is coordinated by Barnhart, of Northwood VFW Post 7217, and faculty member Kathy Biery. The theme was “What Makes America Great.” Cleaver’s entry will be submitted to the next level of competition. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives through the VFW program.