AA Student Wins VFW Essay Contest
2017, January 2 – Mr. Wendell Scott, commander of VFW Post 8749, awarded Amelia Academy senior Grady O. a check for $100 for winning the VFW "Voice of Democracy" essay contest. Grady's essay went on to receive third place in the district competition as well.
The essay described what students felt were important duties of a patriotic American citizen. The essay had to be audio recorded by the student and was judged on content and vocal presentation.