Hays High School senior Sara Nansel was one of the featured speakers during Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Hays VFW Post 9076.
Her father Mark Nansel is executive officer of the 388th Army Reserve center, and her mother Nikki is Family Readiness Group Leader for the 388th.
Sara talked about how her family and others in her speech, “Why I’m Optimistic about the Future of Our Nation:”
Nansel now moves on to district competition.
Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2.2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the VFW’s Voice of Democracy audio-essay competition.