Eighth Grade Women’s History Month Essay Contest in March

In honor of March as National Women’s History Month, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Rochester, in partnership with the Rochester Hills Public Library and the Auburn Hills Public Library will sponsor a 2011 Eighth Grade Women’s History Month Essay Contest entitled “A Woman of Significance to Me.”


This is the eighth year the contest is being offered in the Rochester and Avondale school districts.  The purpose of the contest is to encourage students to exhibit their writing talents by composing essays of not more than 400 words, about a woman who is, or has been, an inspirational force in the lives of others.  The person chosen as the subject of the essay could be a family member, a teacher, someone in the community, or a historical figure who has opened the student’s mind to new ideas having local or global implications.  Particular attention will be paid to the student’s expression of these new ideas.

The top three winning essays will be awarded cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 respectively. Application forms and contest rules are available at Avondale, Hart, Reuther, Van Hoosen and West Middle Schools.  They are available at the Auburn Hills Public Library and the Rochester Hills Public Library, as well as on the Rochester Community Schools website.

Entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 10, 2011, and sent to Eighth Grade Women’s History Month Essay Contest c/o Linda Pannuto, 1375 Hathaway Rising, Rochester Hills, MI  48306. For more information call Linda Pannuto, essay contest Chair, at (248) 651-0436.  The contest awards and certificates of achievement will be distributed at the AAUW of Rochester General Meeting at the Rochester Community House on March 24, 2011, where the students will read their essays aloud.

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