Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Great Opportunity!!!

I received an email from our district recently about a chance for students to write an essay and win incredible prizes.  It would be great if my students got involved in this and I am here to help if you would like to give it a shot.  The teacher submitting the winning essay also gets a piece of the prize--double bonus!

Being An American  Essay Contest

The Bill of Rights Institute is sponsoring an essay contest which challenges students in grades 9-12 to reflect on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, helping them better understand and embrace America's civic values and founding principles.

The Question:  What civic value do you believe is most essential to being an American? 
Trace the enduring importance of this value throughout the American story discussing: 
A founding document that reflects this value;
a figure from American history who embodies this value;
and examples of how you have and/or could put this value into practice.

Essays may be no longer than 750 words and may only be submitted online by a teacher. 
All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST, December 1, 2009. 
Complete contest rules and regulations, student eligibility, essay guidelines, judging and awards information may be found at:

Eighteen Student and Teacher $5,000.00 cash prizes
Eighteen Student and Teacher $2,500.00 cash prizes
Eighteen Student and Teacher $1,250.00 cash prizes
...and more!

Twenty-Seven All Expense Paid Trips to Washington D.C.!

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