Gov. Brian Sandoval is again hosting the annual essay and poster contest as part of Nevada Day celebrations.The contest is open to all Nevada school children from kindergarten through grade 12, including charter, private and home schooled students.The contest is divided into several categories according to the grade level.Those in kindergarten through grade 3 are asked to create an 11x17-inch poster focusing on what they believe is the most important event in American history.Students in grades 4 and 5 should write an essay of 250 words or less on what they believe I is the most important even in American history and why. Those in grades 6 through 8 should write a typed double-spaced essay of 500-750 words on how an important event in history still impacts the nation today.Those in grades 9-12 are asked to do the same in an essay of 750-1,000 words.Entries should be mailed to the Governor’s Constitution Poster and Essay Contest, P.O. Box 148, Carson City 89702Entries should include the student’s name, address, grade, home phone and school and must be postmarked no later than Oct. 8.The awards ceremony will be held in the Nevada Room next to the Governor’s Mansion Oct. 27. Awards are a $100 gift card for each first place, $50 for second and $25 for third ion each category.
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