Grant Godard, a junior at Lee’s Summit North High School, won first place in the Lee’s Summit Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5789 Voice of Democracy audio essay competition. He was honored Dec. 13 by the local chapter.
Schools competing at the local level included all Lee’s Summit R-7 high schools, both Raytown high schools and several area private schools. Grant’s essay moves to the district competition. Theme for this year was “American History: Our Hope for the Future.”