On Tuesday, March 22nd members of Shelby County Memorial Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 8904 visited Joaquin High School to present awards to high school
sophomore Annalyn DeChamplain and high school English Teacher Lynn Silvey.
Annalyn placed third in the VFW District 19 Voice of Democracy competition
for her 3-5-minute essay on this year's theme "My Vision for America" and
received an engraved plaque and check for $100.00.
Mrs. Silvey was selected as the post Teacher of the Year for 2016 and
received an engraved pen along with a check for $100.00. She has been
instrumental in the success of the VFW Voice of Democracy program in Shelby
County by providing 219 entries from her students since 2005.