[r32] "What Indiana Means To Me:" Fourth Grade Student Essay Competition (9/22/2010)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Start Date: 9/22/2010 All Day
End Date: 9/22/2010

The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring an essay competition in conjunction with "Indiana Statehood Day," a celebration of Indiana's 194th birthday. Winners will be honored at the Statehood Day Celebration taking place on Friday, December 10, 2010, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Indiana Statehouse.

I encourage all fourth graders in our community to enter this contest. It is a wonderful way for students to display their knowledge and talent, and be recognized for it.

Competition Rules:
.  The competition is open to any Indiana 4th grade public, private or homeschooled student.
.  Essays need to range from 100 to 400 words, handwritten or typed.
.  Essays must include student's name, teacher's name, and the school's name, address and telephone number. Please make sure the school name is on every essay.
.  Essays should convey what living in the state of Indiana means to the student. What are the things that make the student glad that he or she is a Hoosier?
.  Essays must be received or postmarked October 25, 2010.
.  Judges will choose first, second, and third place winners.
.  Winners will be notified on or before November 24, 2010.
.  Send essays to:
           Jennifer Hodge, Coordinator, State Capitol Tour Office,
           200 W. Washington St. Room 220
           Indiana Statehouse,
           Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.
For more information on the contest please call 317-233-9830.
The first place winner will be invited to read his or her essay at the December 10th ceremony. I hope to see a fourth grader from our community present their essay at the Statehouse on that day!


Eric Turner