The Town of Penfield is now accepting entries for its annual Memorial Day Essay Contest. The contest is open to all middle school (grades 6-8) students who currently attend a Penfield school, or who live in Penfield.
The topic that students are invited to write about this year is "America's Gift to My Generation." Cash prizes will be awarded: $175 for First Place, $125 for Second Place, and $100 for Third Place. Prizes are sponsored by a generous donation from VFW Post 820.
Essays are judged by a panel consisting of members of American Legion Braman Post 1229 and Penfield Rotary.
"We are very lucky to be able to host this contest due to the generosity of the VFW," said Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain. "It is a privilege to see the talent of Penfield's students in the thoughtful compositions they submit each year."
The top three winning essays will be read by the authors at Penfield’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 28.
Contest entries and submission form can be submitted to the Town of Penfield at the following address: Memorial Day Essay Contest, c/o Penfield Recreation, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526. Entry deadline is Friday, May 11. All entries become the property of the Town of Penfield.
Complete rules and entry form can be found HERE. For questions, please call (585) 340-8651.