Legion Auxiliary sponsors Americanism essay contest

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[November 13, 2013]  The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 263 will again sponsor the Illinois Americanism essay competition. The title for the 2014 contest is "How Would I Improve Our Form of Government?"

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 217-732-4759.

For more information online, click here (PDF).

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