Voice of Democracy essay winner

Photo by Ted Lutz
Ted Lutz
Staff Writer

Gerald Bigley (right), the commander of the King David Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1132 in Kane, presents a framed certificate to Kane High School senior Gunnar Fryzlewicz (left), the local winner of the VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest. The presentation took place Thursday at a Veterans Day assembly at Kane Area High School. Fryzlewicz received a $300 prize and is a candidate for a $30,000 national VFW scholarship. Bigley and teacher Josh Jekielek were the key speakers at the assembly.