Flag Day essay contest announced

The National Flag Day Foundation has announced the 2016 National Essay contest for students in grades 4-12. The topic of the 2016 national essay contest is “What the American Flag Means to Me.”

All students in public, private, parochial, home or virtual schools are invited and encouraged to participate. Length of the essays include:

• 150 words in length for grades 4 and 5.

• 250 words in length for grades 6, 7, and 8.

• 500 words in length for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.

Prizes will be awarded to each age group (grades 4 and 5), (grades 6-8), and (grades 9-12) that include first place of $250 and second place prize of $125.

All essays must be submitted by April 1 to essay@nationalflagday.com or can be mailed to: National Flag Day Observance 2016, P.O. Box 55, Waubeka, WI 53021.

Please provide a cover sheet with the essay that includes the contestant’s name, grade, name of school, home address and phone number. The contestant’s name should not appear on the essay.

If you have any questions, please call Bob Rathsack at (262) 692- 2503 or Pam Schlenvogt at (414) 333-8778.

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