Essay Contest

Carson City School Board Sponsoring American Citizen Essay Contest
Posted on 09/26/2022
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The Carson City School District’s Board of Trustees is pleased to sponsor the 21st Annual American Citizen Essay Contest. Completed essays are due to the Carson City School District at 1402 West King Street no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

The annual contest began in 2002 to honor the memory and events of September 11, 2001. A fund has been established by the Carson City Board of Trustees, which will celebrate and give a cash award for students at each level: elementary, middle school, and high school.

Any public, charter, private or home-schooled student in Carson City may participate in the contest. The essay should be no longer than five (5) pages and may be as short as the student desires. The essay may be handwritten or typed.

Essays will be judged within each grade level as follows: adherence to the topic, originality of thought and use of the traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions). The topic for this year is the following:

"Patriot Day, the holiday in remembrance of September 11, 2001, is a national day of service. Why is service important for citizens? How do you or how could you serve in your community?"

Winners will be publicly announced at the Nov. 8, 2022 school board meeting. There will be winners for each level including elementary school, middle school and high school. Each winner will receive the following cash prizes.

First Place: $100.00

Second Place: $50.00

Third Place: $30.00

The first page of the essay must include the student’s name (first and last), his or her age, grade, telephone number, teacher’s name and school.