School district sponsoring annual essay contest

The Carson City School District’s Board of Trustees is sponsoring the 12th annual American Citizen Essay Contest

The topic for this year’s essay is: “If I had to explain to someone who lived in another country why I am thankful to live in America, I would say...”

Any public, charter, private or home-schooled student in Carson City may participate in this contest.

The essay should be no longer than five pages and may be as short as the student desires. The essay may be handwritten or typed.

The first page of the essay must identify the name of the student, age, school, telephone number and address.

Completed essays are due to the Carson City School District office, 1402 W. King St., no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 4.

The winners for each level — elementary school, middle school and high school — will receive the following cash prizes: first place, $80; second place, $30; and third place, $15.

Essays will be judged within each grade level for adherence to topic, quality of writing and originality of thought.

Winners will be announced at the Nov. 26 school board meeting.


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