COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 31

October 21, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

High School Juniors Essay Contest

 

The House of Delegates Clerk's Office is pleased to announce the sixth annual Statewide Essay Contest for all high school juniors. The purpose of this contest is to offer an opportunity for students to conduct research and share their opinions on a topic related to Virginia's rich heritage. Additional information about the essay contest can be found at:

http://hodcap.state.va.us/publications/08_essay_contest.pdf.

 

One winner will be selected and will be invited to spend one day at the Virginia State Capitol during the 2009 session with his or her representative in the Virginia House of Delegates. The winner will be presented with a $500 United States Savings Bond and a framed certificate. The deadline is December 1, 2008.

 

For further information, please contact Jay Pearson, Virginia House of Delegates Legislative Education and Development Project Manager, at JPearson@house.state.va.us or (804) 698-1524.

 

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