[r44] Rep. Baird encouraging fourth graders to partake in essay competition (10/21/2011)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Start Date: 10/21/2011
End Date: 10/21/2011

STATEHOUSE— State Representative Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) is encouraging local fourth graders to participate in an essay competition in conjunction with “Indiana Statehood Day,” a celebration of Indiana’s 195th birthday.

The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring the competition. Winners will be honored at the Statehood Day Celebration taking place on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. EST, at the Indiana Statehouse. All essays must be received or postmarked October 28, 2011.

“With Indiana’s fourth grade classrooms teaching the Indiana’s history, the essay competition is a great way to have fourth graders involved in celebrating Indiana and what it means to be a Hoosier,” said Rep. Baird.

The competition rules are as follows:

• The competition is open to any Indiana fourth grade 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?

A group of selected judges will read through all entries and then choose first, second and third place winners. The first place winner will be invited to read his or her essay at the December 9 ceremony.

“I want to encourage fourth graders from all over the state to participate in this competition and celebrate our great state on its 195th birthday,” said Rep. Baird.

Please send essays to:

Jennifer Hodge, State Capitol Tour Office
Indiana Statehouse
200 W. Washington St. Room 220
Indianapolis, IN 46204

For more information on the contest please call the State Capitol Tour Office at 317-233-9830.

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