High school essay contest entries sought
BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER World Enterprise Editor
Sunday, September 09, 2012
9/09/12 at 6:01 AM
Oklahoma high school students are invited to enter the annual First Amendment Congress Essay Contest, sponsored by Freedom of Information Oklahoma.
The first-place winner of the 2012 Zach Taylor Essay Contest will receive a $300 cash prize. The second-place winner will receive $200, and the third-place winner will receive $100.
The deadline for entries is 5 p.m. Oct. 11.
Students are asked to write about 500 words on this year's question: "What, in your opinion, is the greatest threat to First Amendment freedoms in this day and age?"
Students are encouraged to do factual research on the topic and to write creatively and personally.
Entries should be typed double-spaced, and grammar and spelling will be considered.
Entries must include the student's name, name of school, name of teacher, mailing address and phone number, and an email address if available.
Entries should be emailed to: Dr. Vickie Williams, associate director of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winners will be recognized and prizes awarded during the 14th First Amendment Congress, to be held Oct. 31 at the University of Central Oklahoma. The event features special sessions for high school students, and the cost is $5 per student.
FOI Oklahoma is a statewide organization that for 23 years has promoted education of the public on the First Amendment and openness in government.
For more information on the essay contest, contact Dr. Vickie Williams, 405-524-1191; or Kay Boies, 405-525-5100.
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