Gowanda VFW names its Voice of Democracy contest winner

Submitted Photo: Gowanda Post 5007 Commander Tom Howard and VFW Auxiliary President Laurie Brewster present the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest award to winner Christian Cook.

GOWANDA — The winner of The Gowanda VFW Post 5007 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is Gowanda High School sophomore Christian Cook.

He received a certificate award, a water bottle, and a monetary award for his essay.

It’s nice to know that there are youth that would take the time and effort to compete in this contest. His essay will now compete in the County, District and National VFW levels.

The hope of Post 5007 is that Cook wins all the way up to the national level. It is a wonderful thing to see the youth at school age with the knowledge of the way the world and government are progressing through this day and age.