Essay Contest

Contest Coordinator:  Leslie Amerson  or  903-466-3282

Winners will be announced approximately 5:30 p.m., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th in the main auditorium of the North Ridge Church of Christ.

All essays are due in school's office Monday, September 19th.  An Academic Rodeo representative will pick them up at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20th.

Theme:  "Red, White & Blue - Our Fair's For You!"

Contest Guidelines:  
     Grades 3 - 4    100 to 200 words (must not be over 200 words)
                            (Can be written in Spanish for Grades 3-4)

     Grades 5 - 6    200 to 400 words (Must not be over 400 words)

     Grades 7 - 8     Now eligible for Poetry Contest
                             See Poetry Contest Rules for more Information

Notebook paper, pencil or ink.  No typing.

These essays should be written during class time if at all possible.  Essays will be graded according to STAAR criteria.  (Introduction, body and closing.)

As part of the writing process, teachers may edit the student submissions.

Student's name, grade, school, parent/guardian's name and address must be on BACK of each essay.  Number of words should be written at the bottom of essay.  For homeschoolers, please include a name and phone number for contact information.

ESSAYS WILL NOT BE RETURNED (except for the winners).  Copies of the essays should be made before the collection date if your campus deems necessary.

First place winners of each grade level will receive $30 Walmart Gift Cards, Second place will receive $20 Gift Cards, and Third place will receive $10 Gift Cards.

Ribbons and free tickets will be given to the winning participants and their parents that are present.