Legion sponsors essay contest

First Posted: 12/18/2014

Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672 is sponsoring its annual essay contest. This year’s topic is “What Is the American Legion and What Does It Do As An Organization?”

Any student in grades 9-12 in a public, parochial or private or home schooled in the Back Mountain is eligible to participate.

All essays must be no less than 500 words or no more than 1,000 words. The specific rules for submitting an essay may be garnered from the participant’s school or by calling the chairman, Clarence J. Michael at 570-675-0488.

Essays will be due no later than Jan. 31, 2015.

Monies will be awarded on a local, district and state level. The Department of Pennsylvania first-place winner will be awarded a $3,500 scholarship, a plaque and a trip to the American Legion Convention in July to read the winning essay to the assembled delegates. The second-place winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship and the third-place winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

Since the inception of the Department of Pennsylvania state Essay Contest in 1935, the American Legion has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships.

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