Wednesday, August 13, 2008

9/11 Contest

The Lake Havasu City 9/11 committee is setting up an essay contest for middle and high school-age students of Lake Havasu. The winners at the high school and middle school levels will attend the ceremony and then go with Superintendent Gail Malay to read their essays on KNTR radio. The essay should be no more than 500 words typed. Finished essays should be sent to Margaret Nyberg at Thunderbolt Middle School or dropped off at city hall.

The topics for students to choose from are:

1. Why should 9/11 not be forgotten?

2. What does it mean to be part of the 9/11 generation?

There's also a poster contest for kids in grades K-12. Entries should be a 12” x 18” poster about 9/11 (www.az-wtcmemorial.com shows a model of the new addition to the present memorial.) Judges are looking for the students' impression of 9/11 and why it is important to remember. The posters will be displayed at the ceremony on 9/11. They will later be shared with residents in Havasu's rest homes and the senior center. All entries are due by Friday, August 21st. (Questions: call Margaret Nyberg at 928-208-9568 .)

1 comment:

Shawna said...

Buster Johnson and I are planning an essay contest for October, for the fifth grade students of the area. It's an effort to get kids interested in the presidential election. We are both Precinct Committe members and it's our job to get people out to vote. I will be contacting the school soon to go over details.