#15 Reading enRichment: Essay Contest

SERTOMA CLUB OF OMAHA

2016

FREEDOM ESSAY CONTEST

In our continued efforts to promote good citizenship and appreciation for the freedoms we enjoy in America, the Sertoma Club of Omaha is again sponsoring our annual essay contest for students.

This year’s contest will involve 5th grade students in the greater Omaha area.

TOPIC : “What Freedom Means to Me”

DUE DATE : April 4, 2016

FORMAT : The essays will be judged on their content, not their method of presentation. Essays must be legibly written or printed, typed or computer printed. Added graphics, whether computer generated or hand done, will not be considered in judging. Each author must attach his/her name to the essay, their teacher’s name and the name of their school.

LENGTH OF ESSAY : As a guideline, each essay should be limited to approximately 150 words.

PRIZES : Five students will receive the cash equivalent of US Savings Bonds. First place is a check for $100, the purchase price of a $200 savings bond. The four runners up will receive $50 checks, the purchase price of a $100 savings bond.

JUDGING : Participating teachers should forward essays to Sertoma Club of Omaha for judging.

AWARDS CEREMONY : Winners will be honored at a ceremony and pizza dinner. Winners, their parents and teacher will be our guests. Each winner will be asked to read their essay at the ceremony.

STUDENTS:  Please submit your completed essay to the EY coordinator at your building by Monday, April 4th.  The coordinator will make sure the essay gets to the appropriate place by April 5th.

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