A Flag Day Essay Contest is open to all Benjamin Logan students entering grades 4-12, sponsored by Alan Galvez Insurance and Jessica Simmons with Aurora Wealth Advisors.
Entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, June 14, which is Flag Day.
Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail by noon June 30. Essays will be featured between July 1 and July 4 on social media. Students will be asked to read their essay aloud for a recording.
Prizes are being sponsored by Carrie Reynolds, insurance agent, Alan Galvez Insurance and Jessica Simmons, financial adviser at Aurora Wealth Advisors.
All entries must be original and should reflect on the prompt, “What does the American flag mean to me.”
Length of the essays are:150 words in length for students entering grades 4, 5, and 6; 250 words in length for students entering grades 7, 8, and 9; and 500 words in length for students entering grades 10, 11, and 12.
Judging criteria is: composition, 60 percent; originality, 20 percent; and grammar, punctuation and spelling, 20 percent.
Prizes will be awarded to each grade band (grades 4-5-6), (grades 7-8-9), and (grades 10-11-12), which include a first place prize of $50 and a brand new American Flag and a second place prize of $25 and a brand new American Flag.
Submit entries at https://forms.gle/6BgqWa9iebuHxwZY9.