Fleet Reserve Association Branch 137 holding annual student essay contest

Fleet Reserve Association Branch 137 invites students in grades 7-12 to participate in the 2016 Americanism Essay Contest. Essays of 350 words centered on the theme “What Memorial Day Means to Me” are sought.

The national contest, sponsored by FRA to promote a spirit of patriotism among America’s youth, offers a Grand National Prize of $5,000, with other recognition in each grade category.

Each entrant must be sponsored by an FRA member or branch. Winners are selected at the branch level in each grade category, which are forwarded to compete in one of FRA’s eight regions. Regional winners are then forwarded to the Association’s National Americanism Committee, where first, second and third place winners are selected in each grade category. The Grand National Winner receives a $5,000 cash award.

Essays must be legibly written or typed on one side of the paper and each entry must include a separate sheet stating the entrant’s name, address, telephone number, name of school (or “home schooled”) and grade, the number of words in the essay, and name of the sponsoring member or branch. Essays must be submitted through an FRA member or local FRA branch before the Dec. 1 deadline.

For more information, contact John Trammell at 775-392-0710 or 925-207-6889 or jptrammell@yahoo.com.


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