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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Student Essay Contest

Doris Ellis

The Education Advisory Committee (EAC) would like to announce an essay contest, open to all City students, Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The essay contest honors the memory of Doris Ellis, a long-time member of the EAC, who passed this past April. Ms. Ellis always reminded committee members of the important role that sport and fitness activities have in developing leadership and good character.

In her honor, the essay question is: How have you kept your mind and body active during the pandemic?

There will be a $200 cash award to the winner in each category: elementary, middle, and high school. In addition, the winners’ school will receive $2,400 to use towards purchasing needed Physical Education equipment.

• Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade may submit a drawing and a few sentences to explain the drawing.
• All other students may submit an essay of up to 250 words addressing the essay question.
• Submissions must be received by October 30, 2020.

*This essay contest is only open to students who are residents of the City of College Park. 

Submit your essay online at  

Submit your essay or drawing here!
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