amber at the govs desk

Hot Springs High School sophomore Amber Hulse sits behind the 150-year-old desk used to sign bills by South Dakota's governors. Hulse was selected as the 2015 South Dakota Voice of Democracy essay contest winner at a recent ceremony in Pierre.


Amber Hulse wins state VFW contest

HOT SPRINGS – Hot Springs High School sophomore Amber Hulse has been a roll for the past year. And, it’s a positive swing that she hopes will carry her to the top in the National Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy essay contest.

Hulse, 16, won the district VFW contest in December, competing through the Rapid City VFW post, earning a spot in the state finals earlier this month in Pierre.

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She won the state contest as well, and will depart in a little over a week for Washington, D.C., for an all-expense paid trip, where she will compete with representatives from the across the national for first place and a $30,000 scholarship.

For more of this story, see the Feb. 17 issue of the Hot Springs Star or check back here on Feb. 17.

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