Students in grades eight through 11 can win recognition and a $100 gift card by writing about World War II.
Students can write a letter to a veteran, living or dead, or an essay describing what World War II means to them.
“This is a great opportunity for students interested in World War II or who had relatives who served in the war,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman, whose office is sponsoring the contest.
The contest deadline is Nov. 20. Essays/letters can’t be more than 500 words. Students should include their name, their teacher’s name, school name, grade and school district. For more information about the contest, contact Legacy Washington’s Laura Mott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-902-4171.
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Winners from each of the four grades will be chosen by a panel of judges at the start of the 2016 legislative session.
A winner from each grade will be selected and invited to a ceremony in Secretary Wyman’s office and presented with a special certificate and a $100 gift card.
Winning essays or letters will be posted on the secretary of state’s website, featured in the office’s publications, and appear alongside the Washington Remembers exhibit, which focuses on Washington residents who served in the war.