For The Vista
Madison Haley, daughter of Jeff & Tricia Haley of Chestnut, Ill. and grand-daughter of Jerry & Kathy Allard of Fairfield Glade, recently won the National Voice of Democracy contest awarded annually by the V.F.W. in Washington, D.C.
Haley was one of over 40,000 contestants nationwide progressing thru regional, state and finally national competition for first place. Her reward was an expenses paid trip to Washington in March, a $30,000 scholarship and a return trip to Washington this summer.
She was the representative from local VFW post 777 of Mt. Pulaski,Ill. She recently graduated Valedictorian of Mt. Pulaski H.S. and will be attending North Central College in Naperville, Ill. this fall. Anyone interested in viewing her winning speech can see it at vfw.org under contests(voice of democracy).