Elks Lodge to Host Free Speech Essay ContestPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX – Elks Lodge will be hosting the annual Elks Americanism Essay Contest for 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. This year’s theme is “What Does Freedom of Speech mean to Me?”
Fifth and sixth graders will participate in Division 1 and seventh and eighth graders participate in Division 2.
First, second, and third place winners in each division will be submitted to the district for review in January, and those winners will be forwarded to the state for review in February.
An informational sheet on the student submitting the essay must also accompany the essay. Information must include students name, age, grade, school, teacher’s name, parent’s name, gender, phone number and email address. It also needs to include the student’s address, and the address of the school.
State winners will be sent to Elks Grand Lodge in March. The first, second, and third place national winners will be selected and announced at the National Conference in Baltimore Maryland in July 2020. Those winners will receive a plaque from the Elks Grand Lodge.
Essays must not exceed 300 words and must be typed or written legibly in ink. The deadline to submit essays is December 15th, 2019. Essays can be submitted to the San Angelo Elks Lodge #1880 at 2121 S. Chadbourne, San Angelo, Texas 76903, or it can be emailed to [email protected].
For additional information about the essay contest, please contact Norm or Chris at 227-6920.
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