Archive for Thursday, September 23, 2010

American’ contest to place focus on the essentials

September 23, 2010

High school students and their teachers are invited to compete for nearly $115,000 in prize money by participating in the Bill of Rights Institute’s fifth annual Being an American essay contest. Top prize winners and their teachers will also receive all-expenses-paid trips to the nation’s capital.

Students are asked to share their thoughts on American citizenship by answering the following question: What civic value do you believe is most essential to being an American?

The top three student winners and their teachers from each of the nine geographical regions will be announced at a special Washington, D.C. Awards Gala in spring 2011, where they will be awarded cash prizes of $5,000 (first place), $1,000 (second place) and $500 (third place). Additionally, the contest will award 126 honorable mention prizes of $100 to seven students and their teachers from each region.

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