COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 33

September 14, 2004

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

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: My Right My Responsibility. 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. Teachers of winning students will be honored with a Jefferson cup and a $150 gift certificate toward the purchase of school supplies.

 

The deadline for submission of entries is Saturday, October 30, 2004. Rules, submission instructions, and lesson plans can be accessed by going to the Council for Americas First Freedom website at http://www.firstfreedom.org 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.

 

LMW/CCB