Rep. Turner encouraging fourth graders to partake in essay competition (10/21/2011)

Friday, October 21, 2011 7:00 pm

Start Date:  10/21/2011    
End Date:  10/21/2011    
STATEHOUSE— State Representative Eric Turner (R-Cicero) 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.

“This is a great opportunity for students to reflect on what they have learned about Indiana,” said Rep. Turner. “The contest is a great way to get students involved with celebrating the heritage and history for the state’s 195th birthday.”

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. Turner. “It is an opportunity to apply student’s learning outside the classroom and celebrate the things we love about Indiana.”

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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