Citizen to Patriot sponsoring essay contest

Staff report

GALION — From Citizen to Patriot is once again sponsoring a Constitution Essay Contest for students in Crawford County in grades six through 12. This year’s contest commemorates the 229th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution and seeks to support student learning about the U.S. Constitution and its contribution to the success of our nation.

The entry deadline for the contest is Oct. 9 and essays must address the theme, “ How my family and I benefit from the freedoms outlined in the U.S. Constitution.”

Essays cannot be longer than 1,000 words, must be typed and include a cover sheet with the student’s name, address, phone number, grade level and school name. Homeschoolers are also welcome to enter.

There will be winners in two divisions: Division One —Grades 6-8, and Division Two— Grades 9-12. Prizes are $100 for first place in each division, and $50 for second place in each division.Winners will be notified by Oct. 23.

From Citizen to Patriot is a non -profit group who has the mission of being an educational forum to the public to promote patriotism through various non-partisan activities that include handing out free pocket Constitutions to all in the county at various county events as part of their “Constitution Project.” The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday in Galion.

Call 419-468-2944 for meeting information and questions about the essay contest.

Staff report