[r65] Rep. Koch: Calling All Fourth Graders! (9/21/2010)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Start Date: 9/21/2010 All Day
End Date: 9/21/2010

STATEHOUSE- State Representative Eric Koch (R-Bedford) is encouraging local fourth graders to participate in a statewide essay competition in conjunction with "Indiana Statehood Day," a celebration of Indiana's 194th birthday.

The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring the competition. Winners will be honored at the Statehood Day Celebration taking place on Friday, December 10, 2010 from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. EST, at the Indiana Statehouse.

"I encourage all area fourth graders to enter the contest by writing what Indiana means to you. This is a great way for students to honor our state, while being recognized themselves," said Rep. Koch.

The competition rules are as follows:

. The competition is open to any Indiana 4th grade public, private or home school student.
. Essays must 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 by 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.

The first place winner will be invited to read his or her essay at the December 10th ceremony at the Statehouse. "I hope to see a fourth grader from our area at the Statehouse on December 10th," said Rep. Koch.

For more information on the contest please call 317-233-9830.

Rep. Koch serves House District 65, which includes parts of Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson and Lawrence counties.


  Rep. Koch can be reached at 1-800-382-9841, by email at h65@in.gov or by mail at 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.  His website is www.in.gov/h65.