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Essay contests…enter at your own risk!

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I have two essay contests with deadlines fast approaching!  If you have your memoir in good shape (you know who you are), you can choose to write the essays during class for pages of writing.  If you work quickly, you can even turn them in for editing by me.

The first contest is sponsored by our very own Student Council in conjunction with our upcoming Veteran’s Day program.  If you missed the announcements during homeroom, here it is again:

Topic:  I want to say thank you to a Veteran because…

Length:  less than 500 words–all written by you, one of our 7th or 8th graders

Must be typed or written neatly.  Use correct grammar and punctuaction.

Turn in to Mrs. Lubker in room 144 by 3:05 on Friday, October 29.

The winner will read their essay at the Veteran’s Day program and win $50.

If you are still feeling patriotic, you can also enter the Patriot’s Pen contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

Theme:  The topic this year is Does patriotism still matter? 

Length:  Less than 300 words

Deadline:  Turn in to Mrs. McGriff by Friday, October 29 so I can get them in the mail.

Check out the flyer on the back bulletin board for more information.

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