Essay contest winners

Seven Valley View High School students placed at the post level in District 10 for the 2021 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest. Olivia Yoder took first at the district level. The winners and sponsoring posts are: Olivia Yoder, Jessup Post VFW 5544, Jessup; Victoria Burke, Hyde Park Memorial VFW 6528 Scranton; Vanessa Pitoniak, Hobencamp Schupper VFW Post 531 Honesdale; Brianna Kohut, Dickson City Memorial VFW Post 5937 Dickson City; Matthew Smith, Boulevard Memorial VFW Post 7251 Throop; William Sweeney, Wozniak Pavloski VFW Post 7963 Eynon; Isabella Witkowski, VFW Post 7963 Eynon. Pictured, from left, Vice Principal Larry Pegula, Victoria Burke, English teacher Kathleen Myers, Vanessa Pitoniak, William Sweeney, Brianna Kohut, Matthew Smith and Principal Brian Durkin.