(Press Release, June 16, 2020)
AMVETS of Pocatello, Post 1, and AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary have announced their annual Americanism Contest, with entries due by Friday, July 10, 2020.
The contest has three different levels, and students who were in kindergarten through 12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year are eligible to enter. Winners receive certificates of accomplishment, plaques, and cash/gift cards as prizes.
Kindergarten and First Grade students enter by coloring an American flag template, provided online, and answering four questions about the flag.
2nd through 5th Grade students enter by creating a poster on the theme, “What Does Freedom Mean to Me,” and writing a description of the poster in 50 words or less.
6th through 12th Grade students enter by writing an essay on the theme, “What Does Freedom Mean to Me.” The required length of the essay varies by grade level, with 6th graders writing essays of 200 words or less, and 11th/12th grade students writing essays of 500 words or less.
All entries should be mailed or delivered by the deadline to:
AMVETS, Veterans Memorial Building, 300 N. Johnson Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83204.
For questions, call or text John Crowder at 925-628-4033.
See below for contest details.
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