Each year the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors the Voice of Democracy essay competition for high school students. Walton High School student Evan Cowie placed first in this year's Walton County VFW competition. Second place went to South Walton High School student Mia Bennett and WHS student Keegan Menser placed third. Congratulations to all three students. According to the VFW, each of their essays have been submitted for regional competition.