All Illinois school students in the seventh and eighth grades, ninth
and 10th grades, and 11th and 12th grades are invited to participate
in this contest. Home-schoolers will compete at their own grade
level according to age.
Class I -- seventh
and eighth grades -- $100 to $200 cash awards (state level)
Class II -- ninth
and 10th grades -- $100 to $200 cash awards (state level)
Class III -- 11th and 12 grades -- $300
to $1,200 scholarships (state level)
Monetary awards are also given on the unit and district level.
Lincoln Unit 263 will award $20 to each class winner, $15 to
second-place winners and $10 to third-place winners. Winning essays
will be forwarded to the district for judging.
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Pamphlets with rules for the 2014 contest may be obtained from
the Unit 263 Americanism chairman, Marlene Schrader, phone
For more information online,
click here (PDF).
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