American Citizen essay contest open to Carson City students


The Carson City School District Board of Trustees is sponsoring the 22nd annual American Citizen essay contest. Completed essays are due to the district at 1402 W. King St. no later than 5 p.m., on Oct. 18.

The annual contest began in 2002 to honor the memory and events of Sept. 11, 2001.

Any public, charter, private or homeschooled student in Carson City can participate in the contest. The essay should be no longer than five pages and can be as short as the student desires. The essay can be handwritten or typed.

Essays will be judged within each grade level as follows: adherence to the topic, originality of thought and use of the traits of writing (ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and conventions).

The topic for this year is: “Imagine you’re making your community a better place. As a good citizen, what would you do and why?”

Winners will be announced at the Nov. 14 school board meeting.

First place receives $100, second place receives $50 and third place receives $30.

The first page of the essay must include the student’s first and last name, his or her age, grade, telephone number and the teacher’s name and school.

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