Old Capitol Sertoma Club seeks essays from eighth graders
From the 12/10/13 Corridor Business Journal
Each year the Old Capitol Sertoma Club sponsors an essay contest open to all eighth-grade students in Johnson County. The essay contest focuses on issues related to the country’s form of government or national heritage. The topic of this year’s essay is: “What do you believe could be done to encourage more compromise between members of the U.S. Congress?”
The Old Capitol Sertoma Club will choose a finalist from each junior high school, as well as a finalist from the home-schooled students who participate. The finalists will be honored at a luncheon Feb. 20, 2014, at the University Club. The overall winner, who will be announced at the luncheon, will receive $500 and a commemorative plaque. Each of the other finalists will receive $100. The winner’s school will also receive a traveling trophy until next year’s contest. In addition, each school that participates will receive a $100 donation to be used in its social studies classroom.
Students interested in participating in the essay contest may submit essays through their eighth-grade social studies teacher. Students may also submit essays to Dennis J. Mitchell, Meardon, Sueppel & Downer P.L.C., 122 S. Linn Street, Iowa City, IA, 52240 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. The essays must be received by 5 p.m. Jan. 24, 2014. The essays should be typed and must be 1,000 words or less. Students must provide their name, as well as contact information for their parents.