33rd NATIONAL HERITAGE ESSAY CONTEST

This contest is open to all students in grades 6 through 12, enrolled in Middle or High Schools in the Georgetown Independent School District.

CASH PRIZES FOR 3 MIDDLE AND 3 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
  First Prize is $100, Second Prize is $75, and Third Prize is $50.
Additionally, teachers of winning students will receive a $25 Gift Certificate.

CONTEST THEME:

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.

If you had to select ONE individual to honor on President’s Day, who would it be and why?

Rules:

  1. Essays shall be between 300 to 600 words.
  2. Prepare a separate cover page with the following information:
    • Your Full Name
    • Your Essay Title
    • Your Mailing Address and Phone Number
    • Your School Name, your Teacher’s Name, and Grade
  3. Do NOT put your name on the essay itself.

DEADLINE:  Entries must be postmarked by Friday, February 26, 2016.

Submit your essay to:  Georgetown Sertoma Club, Essay Contest, PO Box 853, Georgetown, TX 78627

An independent panel of judges, whose decisions are final, will judge the essays.
Winners will be announced on or before April 7, 2017.
Winners and their parents will be invited to read their essays at a Sertoma breakfast meeting!

For More Information, Please Contact:

    William J Holden, PhD, Director
    Sertoma Essay Contest
    P.O. Box 853
    Georgetown, TX 78627