COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 26

September 2, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Americas First Freedom Competition for Secondary Students

 

The Council of Americas First Freedom is offering an opportunity for students in grades 9 through 12 to compete in the Americas First Freedom Student Competition. This years theme is Religious Freedom An Inalienable Right. Students can compete in the following categories: essay, oratory, or poster. First place prize is a $1000 cash award. Second place prize is a $500 cash award.

 

The deadline for submission of the entry is Saturday, November 1, 2003. Rules and submission instructions can be accessed by going to the Council for Americas First Freedom website at http://www.firstfreedom.org, select the Site Directory, then select the contest information under Programs and Projects, or contact the Council at (804) 643-1786.

 

For further information, contact Colleen C. Bryant (cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), secondary history and social science specialist, at (804) 786-4640.

 

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