Emily Krauss of Pleasant Hill High School, earned first place in the Creswell VFW Voice of Democracy awards, which included a $300 scholarship. She advanced to the district level, and again won first place and a $500 prize.From left: Wyatt Krauss, Cameron Krauss, Oliver Krauss, Sarah Krauss, VFW post commander Camren Baker, Krauss and Bob Beck, chair for VFW youth programs.Second place winner is Malleah Hill of Willamette High School through Veneta Post 9448, and third place winner Micah Hugo of Marist High School through Springfield Post 3965. These students now advance to the statewide competition.Middle . . .