Rep. Behning: Celebrating Indiana's 195th Birthday
STATEHOUSE-State Representative Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis), Chairman of the House Education Committee, 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.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for our fourth graders to express why they are proud to live in Indiana," said Rep. Behning. "I highly encourage all fourth grade students to partake in this essay competition."
The theme is "What Indiana means to me" and the competition rules are:
. The competition is open to any Indiana fourth grade public, private or home school student.
All essays must be received or postmarked October 28, 2011.
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. The first place winner will be invited to read his or her essay at the ceremony.
Please send essays to:
Jennifer Hodge, State Capitol Tour Office
For more information on the contest please call the State Capital Tour Office at 317-233-9830 or visit: http://www.in.gov/library/statehood.htm