Sebastian Hernandez and Robert Gabrian with Major Anthony Williams.
Photos submitted by Bernadette Adams
Both Hernandez and Gabrian are students in the San Marcos High School AFJROTC.
Voice of Democracy essay winners announced
Commander Stephanie Brown of Maurice T. Suttles VFW Post 3413 announced the winners of the audio/essay contest, Voice of Democracy at the March 7 School Board Meeting at San Marcos High School.
Sebastian Hernandez won first place in the essay contest and advanced to the district level. Robert Gabrian placed second. Both students are cadets in the AFJROTC - 921 chapter at San Marcos High School, under Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Major Anthony Williams.
Established in 1947, the Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the opportunity to express themselves in a patriotic-themed recorded essay about democracy. Each year, nearly 25,000 ninth through 12th grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.3 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.