DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PRINS. MEMO NO. 32
October 28, 2008
Linda M. Wallinger
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership Writing Contest
On behalf of Dominion Virginia Power, the Department of Education is pleased to announce the Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership writing contest for all high school juniors and seniors in Dominion's
Dominion is celebrating its nineteenth year of hosting this writing contest, which provides an opportunity for students to learn and write about strong leaders or positive role models. Four winners will be chosen from designated geographic regions in Dominion's service area. Student winners of the writing contest will receive a new laptop computer, and their schools will receive a $1,000 cash award.
Each school may submit two entries. Contest winners will have the opportunity to read their essays to several hundred distinguished educators, community leaders, and the 2009 Strong Men and Women honorees in
The application packet may be downloaded from the Dominion Virginia website at http://www.dom.com/,keyword strong. All applications are due November 14, 2008, to Dominion Virginia Power. For more information, contact Tracy Fair Robertson Tracy.Robertson@doe.virginia.gov, English coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction at (804) 371-7585.