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Americanism Essay Contest Information

Florence Elks Lodge #1858 is again offering the Americanism Essay Contest for students in the 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th grades in the Mapleton, Reedsport and Siuslaw area. The theme is:“What the Bill of Rights Means to Me”. Student-written essays should not exceed 300 words. The essays will first be judged locally at the Elks Lodge on originality, theme development, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. The winning essays at each grade level will receive recognition and a cash award. They will then be forwarded for further judging at the Oregon State Elks Association. The Oregon State winning essays will be forwarded for the Grand Lodge (national) competition for recognition and cash awards. Inquiries and a request for the contest cover sheet (application) with additional information may be sent to Student’s essay and contest cover sheet must be received at the Florence Elks Lodge,
P.O. Box 36, 1686 12th Street, Florence, OR 97439 no later than December 15, 2023 to be eligible for judging.

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