School Board Honors Essay Contest Winners
Justin Smith, Isabelle Benvenuti, Jamie Taylor and Steven Pashuck are recognized.
The Ocean City Board of Education on Wednesday night (Feb. 27) recognized Ocean City High School students Justin Smith, Isabelle Benvenuti, Jamie Taylor and Steven Pashuck for their achievements in the Cape May County Voice of Democracy contest.
Voice of Democracy is a national essay and speech competition, created in 1947, that awards scholarships to competing students. Contestants delivered 3- to 5-minute speeches answering the question, "Is the Constitution still relevant today?"
Winners advance in the national competition, which includes $2.2 million in scholarships. The contest is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars.