Americanism Essay Contest
Every year the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Maryland, Inc. sponsors the Americanism Essay Contest in our area. Prizes are awarded on Local, District, State, and National levels. The contest runs from November 1 to January 31 of the following year. Locally the contest is sponsored by Clopper-Michael American Legion Auxiliary Unit #10 in Boonsboro, Maryland. Students in grades 3-8 are eligible.
Group I – Grades 3 & 4 (150-200 words)
Group II – Grades 5 & 6 (250-300 words)
Group III – Grades 7 & 8 (350-400 words)
Group IV – Students with special needs (word count to corresponds to grade level)
- Students with special needs are defined as: those in special education classes, a student recommended for special education for classes, but has not been admitted due to a waiting list or various other factors, a child identified as having a disability, but not in a special education class due to lack of facilities, identification contingent upon discretion of school officials.