Valley View High School student Jillian Butkiewicz won the local round of the Voice of Democracy essay contest, and will go to the state finals representing District 10.
From left, front row: Butkiewicz, Amber Jadus and Carolyn Serio. Back row: teacher Beverly Lesnefsky, Steve Jackowitz of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 5544, principal Peter Chapla, state senior vice commander Russell Canevari, William Thompson of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963 and Kathleen Myers. Krystal Szersen also competed.