The 2014 Student Essay Contest Continues…
Teachers and students! There’s still time to participate in the Museum’s 2014 Essay Contest for middle and high school students. Inspired by the upcoming 70th Anniversary of D-Day, this year’s contest asks students to write about a time where they had to “plan to achieve success in the face of the unknown” in their own lives.
Students are asked to create either a 500 word (for middle school) or 1000 word response (for high school) that connects their own experiences with an aspect of WWII that exemplifies the theme of personal perseverance and planning for victory at all costs. Participants in Grades 5-8 and their essays may receive honorable mention on our website, Museum baseball hats, and cash prizes of up to $250 for the middle school division of the essay contest. High school students from Grades 9-12 are also eligible for honorable mention on the Museum’s website, and have an opportunity to win up to $1,000 in scholarship money.
The 2014 National WWII Museum Essay Contest is open to students grades 5-12 in the United States, as well as those from US territories and military bases. For more details, and to apply, please visit www.nationalww2museum.org/essaycontests. The essay deadline is March 28, 2014 by 5:00 pm. Central Time.
Good luck and we look forward to receiving and reading more of your excellent entries!
Post by Megan Byrnes, K-12 Curriculum Coordinator