LWVBC announces high school essay contest

The League of Women Voters of Blount County has recently announced its annual essay contest for high school students in Blount County. Students who are residents of Blount County currently enrolled in grades 9-12 in public, private or home schools are invited to write a 700-1000 word essay. This year’s topic is “In your opinion, what are the three most important issues facing Blount County government as we approach the 2010 General Elections and why?” The contest encourages students to think and talk about our local political process as well as grow in their abilities to research, reason and write.

A $200 US Savings Bond will be awarded to the first-place essay, and the second-place essay will receive a $100 US Savings Bond. Winning essays will be posted on the LWVBC website and provided to local news media.

The essay contest entry form and instructions are available at each high school and online at www.discoveret.org/lwvbc/. Completed forms and essays must be postmarked no later than Nov. 1 and should be mailed to Autumn Hall at 213 Foxglove Lane, Maryville, TN 37801.

Questions about the essay contest should be addressed to Vandy Kemp at 865-363-8110.

The League of Women Voters of Blount County is a nonpartisan group of women and men seeking to organize and foster open conversation, education, and voter registration. Their aim to encourage people to engage fully in the political process.

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