Moon Area High School senior, Mary Blair, placed first in Allegheny County in the District 29 Voices of Democracy essay contest.
The essay contest is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
Blair’s first competed at the local level and advanced to the district level where she placed first. She then progressed to the state level where she placed sixth.
Her essay focused on why her vote counts. She received a monetary scholarship, plaque, and trophy for her success in the competition.