The top three winners in the Voice of Democracy and Patriot Pen contests were special guests of the Troy VFW Post No. 8828 and Ladies Auxiliary on Dec. 20. Pictured in front, from left, are the winners of the Patriot Pen contest Mallory Boyer, Corinne Fleming, students at Troy South Middle and Alivia Huff, Troy Middle. Back row, from left, Kathy Jones, Ladies Auxiliary chairman; Voice of Democrracy winners, Alex Daniels and Kent Allsberry, students at Troy Buchanan; Serrina Paasch, Ninth Grade Center: Dr. Mark Penny, R-III superintendent and Dale Snider, Troy VFW member and contest chairman. Winning enries advance to the district level.