United Way of Miami County is having an essay contest to help kick-off our 2019 Fall Campaign.
Each Grade Level:
- The overall prize is a $100 gift certificate from Miami County Chamber of Commerce
- 1st prize is a $10 gift card and a large pizza from Casey’s General Store
- 2nd prize is a $10 gift card from Casey’s General Store
There will be a first and second prize awarded to each grade level 9th – 11th grade. Winners will be awarded their prizes on Thursday, November 21, from 4:00 – 4:10 p.m at Community Resource Building, 13 E. Main St., Peru, IN.
Please take a few minutes and ask your students to write a short essay:
Think of a historical figure who was well known for how he or she helped less fortunate people. Write about what this person did and how he or she inspires you to help others, too.
You might want to discuss the question first and offer some ideas on how they could answer it.
The deadline for all entries will be Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at the United Way office. All entries have to be printed off, no electronic submissions. Please have someone drop off the entries at the United Way office located at 13 E. Main Street, Peru, IN.
Please make sure the student lists their first and last name as well as a contact number along with the school’s name on each of the student’s pages in order to avoid confusion.
The student may use the form provided or plain paper. The essay must be typed and include a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 750-word count listed on the last page of the essay. All entries are the property of the United Way and could be published. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 765-473-4240.