Christian Griffith, Greenwood High School senior, presented an essay, "Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future" to members of Focus on Greenwood and their guest on June 18. He was awarded a legislative citation from Focus on Greenwood member Charlotte Douglas. Griffith was chosen as one of fifty-four students from among a field of 40,000 to compete in the VFW’s National Voice of Democracy competition. He will attend the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge’s Spirit of American Youth Leadership Program later this month.