VFW Auxiliary Announces National Anthem Contest Winner
Georgia Teen Named Overall Winner
Avery Britt, a 14-year-old from Suwanee, Georgia, was named the VFW Auxiliary overall national winner of the 2020-2021 Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue! national anthem singing contest. She was sponsored by VFW Auxiliary 5255 in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Contestants began by competing at the local VFW Auxiliary level. The first-place winner from each Auxiliary advanced to the District competition (optional) with District winners advancing to the state competition. State first-place winners advanced to the National Auxiliary Program Division competition. National Auxiliary Program Division winners will each receive a $100 Visa gift card. One national winner was selected from the 10 National Auxiliary Program Division winners and will receive an additional $1,000 Visa gift card.
A total of 38 Department (state) entries were judged. The 2020-2021 National Auxiliary Program Division winners are:
- Program Division 1: Amy Bullock, Utah
- Program Division 2: Lilymay E. Border, Delaware
- Program Division 3: Faith Maurais, Maine
- Program Division 4: Abigayle Holt, Louisiana
- Program Division 5: Avery Britt, Georgia
- Program Division 6: Kloe Fischer, Nebraska
- Program Division 7: Vidda Del Orbe, New Jersey
- Program Division 8: Cheyenne Knoll, Kansas
- Program Division 9: Justine Dickie, Minnesota
- Program Division 10: Emily Danczyk, Pennsylvania
The contest is designed to promote patriotism and encourage youth to learn the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner” while displaying their creativity and vocal talent. Visit https://vfwauxiliary.org/what-we-do/youth-activities for 2021-2022 contest eligibility, rules, national awards and an entry form.
About the VFW Auxiliary: The VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations and our members are the relatives of those who have served in a location of foreign conflict. We have nearly 470,000 members representing all 50 states who volunteer millions of hours and give millions of dollars to support veterans, military service personnel and their families.
We are a voice for veterans on Capitol Hill and are instrumental in assisting the VFW pass or block legislation that impacts veterans and their families. We are one of the top 10 providers of volunteer hours in the VA medical system. Every year, members fundraise millions of dollars for charitable projects that benefit veterans and their families. We also provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for our nation’s youth. With more than 3,600 Auxiliaries, there is likely one in your area working to improve the lives of America’s uncommon heroes. Learn more at www.vfwauxiliary.org.