[r52] Rep. Yarde encourages 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 David Yarde (R-Garrett) 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 by October 28, 2011.

“The essay is a way to celebrate Indiana’s 195th birthday and an educational opportunity for students from all over the state to reflect on Indiana’s history and what makes our state great,” said Rep. Yarde.

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 encourage all students to participate in the essay competition,” said Rep. Yarde. “Living in Indiana means so much to me personally, the competition is a way for students to celebrate being a Hoosier.”

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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