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March 28, 2012
Last month at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185, members from the four posts in District 10 gathered to present awards to the students who placed in the two VFW-sponsored essay contests, "Patriots Pen" for middle schoolers and "Voice of Democracy" for high schoolers. Initiated by VFWs across Maryland and across the nation, the local winners in the "Voice of Democracy" were: first place was awarded to Philip Chaffee, sponsored by Elkton Post 8175; second place was won by Eric Barton, sponsored by Port Deposit Post 8185; and third place was earned by Jessica Handy, sponsored by Chesapeake City Post 7687.
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SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS | May 6, 2014
Josiah Taft of Edgewood is the first-place winner in a national patriotic essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Wars Inc. Josiah, the son of Brad and MaryAnn Taft, is 13 years old and in eighth grade. He has been home-schooled for eight years. The society annually sponsors an essay competition open to seventh- and eighth-graders. Essays are 250 to 500 words and are judged on subject matter, interest, spelling and punctuation. Each year a new topic is announced; this year's was Colonial Medicine.
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February 7, 2012
The Maryland Municipal League will offer its annual essay contest to all public and private school students currently in the fourth-grade. This year's "If I Were Mayor, I Would... " essay theme is "Meeting the Challenge. " Entry forms and study guides were made available to schools and can be downloaded at Entries should be mailed to Mayors' Contest, Maryland Municipal League, 1212 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Eleven winners will be chosen and each will receive $100 and be invited to participate in the contest awards ceremony.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
A Perry Hall Middle School student received honors in a recent Black History Month essay competition, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. Patrick Krack was the second-place winner in M&T Bank's 27th annual "Champions of Courage" contest, which asks participants to write about their personal heroes that shared with them the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King. Krack wrote about the support he received from his basketball coach Terry Bryant as a white student joining a predominantly African-American squad: "Coach Terry Bryant is my Champion of Courage.
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SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS | May 6, 2014
Josiah Taft of Edgewood is the first-place winner in a national patriotic essay contest sponsored by the National Society of Colonial Wars Inc. Josiah, the son of Brad and MaryAnn Taft, is 13 years old and in eighth grade. He has been home-schooled for eight years. The society annually sponsors an essay competition open to seventh- and eighth-graders. Essays are 250 to 500 words and are judged on subject matter, interest, spelling and punctuation. Each year a new topic is announced; this year's was Colonial Medicine.
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June 2, 1991
Benjamin Daniel Cefaratti of Arnold Christian Academy and Kathleen Teresa Blair of St. Jane Frances School, both residents of Anne Arundel County, were honored recently for their winning entries in the Cardin 21st Century Health Award Essay Contest.The contest was sponsored by Representive Benjamin L. Cardin as part of a recent celebration to recognize The Caring Program's third anniversary.The event took place at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland's Owings Mills headquarters.BCBSM Chairman and CEO Carl J. Sardegnawas host.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
A Perry Hall Middle School student received honors in a recent Black History Month essay competition, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. Patrick Krack was the second-place winner in M&T Bank's 27th annual "Champions of Courage" contest, which asks participants to write about their personal heroes that shared with them the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King. Krack wrote about the support he received from his basketball coach Terry Bryant as a white student joining a predominantly African-American squad: "Coach Terry Bryant is my Champion of Courage.
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May 2, 1999
"A Welcome to Columbia" is the theme of a Columbia Association essay contest for elementary and middle school pupils.Entries -- in the form of a letter welcoming a 10-year-old to Columbia -- should be 50 to 100 words long, typed or printed neatly on one page.The entry should include name, address and phone number, along with age and grade.Entries should be sent to the Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Suite 100, by June 25. Information: 410-715-3161.Pub Date: 5/02/99
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December 21, 1990
The Mid-Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Inc. and Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. are offering $10,000 scholarships to the winners of a Black History Month Essay Contest.Students in Baltimore and in Washington, D.C., will be asked to address the topic, "The Value of an Education -- Within the Context of Black History Month."Febaruary is Black History Month.The contest is open to both minority and non-minority high school students in grades 9 through 12. The winner in each city is to be awarded a $10,000 scholarship.
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June 30, 1993
The Kiwanis Club of Mountain Road recently announced the winners of the John Wilson Sr. Essay Contest for fifth-graders, and awarded scholarships to four county high school graduates.The essays were written on the topic "Ways I Can Help Protect the Chesapeake Bay," and one fifth-grader was selected from each participating school.The following essayists won a $50 U.S. Savings Bond: Erinn Sawyer, Jacobsville Elementary; Tessa Locklear, Solley Elementary; Katie Lyn Franz, Sunset Elementary; Jennifer Maguire, St. Jane Frances; Thomas Harold Jr., High Point Elementary; Debra Weinstein, Bodkin Elementary; Gary L. Raymond, Lake Shore Elementary; and Amanda Schuler, Freetown Elementary.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2013
OC BikeFest returns this week for the third year in a row and this time it's offering a somewhat softer edge: a marriage made in motorcycle heaven. The "Two Wheel Wedding" is set for 4 p.m. at the beach on Saturday for the winners of an essay contest sponsored by Fast Lane Biker Magazine Delmarva and Barefoot Bride. The couple, Brittany MacDonald, 25, of southern York County, Pa., and Cale McConaughey, 28, of Harford County, are receiving the full matrimonial treatment, courtesy of a wave of sponsors.
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June 17, 2013
Students from three Anne Arundel County high schools will receive prizes Tuesday from the Anne Arundel County Bar Foundation for taking top honors in the organization's annual essay contest. This past spring, the contest asked students to write an essay about a Maryland case before the U.S. Supreme Court -- King v. Maryland - which raised the question of whether it was an unreasonable search and seizure for police to take a DNA sample from a person arrested for, but not convicted of, a crime of violence.
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November 9, 2012
Holiday fair The Howard County NAACP Youth Council's Holiday Craft/Flea Market, featuring Christmas decorations, toys, clothing, antiques, furniture, jewelry and household items, will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Information: 443-280-1935. Art exhibit An exhibit of brush paintings by Jing-Jy Chen is on view through Nov. 30 at Artists' Gallery, American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle in Columbia.
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March 28, 2012
Last month at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185, members from the four posts in District 10 gathered to present awards to the students who placed in the two VFW-sponsored essay contests, "Patriots Pen" for middle schoolers and "Voice of Democracy" for high schoolers. Initiated by VFWs across Maryland and across the nation, the local winners in the "Voice of Democracy" were: first place was awarded to Philip Chaffee, sponsored by Elkton Post 8175; second place was won by Eric Barton, sponsored by Port Deposit Post 8185; and third place was earned by Jessica Handy, sponsored by Chesapeake City Post 7687.
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February 7, 2012
The Maryland Municipal League will offer its annual essay contest to all public and private school students currently in the fourth-grade. This year's "If I Were Mayor, I Would... " essay theme is "Meeting the Challenge. " Entry forms and study guides were made available to schools and can be downloaded at Entries should be mailed to Mayors' Contest, Maryland Municipal League, 1212 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Eleven winners will be chosen and each will receive $100 and be invited to participate in the contest awards ceremony.
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November 10, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit contest items, mail to Contests, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497. Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Commission Annual Student Essay Contest - Students must be a Howard County resident and in either middle or high school.
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January 4, 2005
Local members of Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City, a Sherlock Holmes literary society, will introduce Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's intrepid fictional detective and talk about his world, his adventures and why people around the world continue to read and write about him. Characters from the stories will make an appearance. The program, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the east Columbia library, is to mark the start of a Sherlock Holmes essay contest for seventh-graders. Contestants will be asked to read The Speckled Band, a Holmes story, and write a five-paragraph analytical essay about it. Contest rules are available at www.hclibrary.
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By Cara Nusbaum and Cara Nusbaum,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2001
A Baltimore grand jury charged with examining youth gun violence is sponsoring an essay contest for all city public school students, in an effort to raise awareness of the problem. The contest was one of several recommendations made by the grand jury after a circuit judge directed the panel to develop a plan for law enforcement officials and residents to curb gun violence. The jury announced its "Save Our City" contest last week. Grand juries in Baltimore are given assignments beyond hearing evidence in criminal cases, and past panels have examined topics ranging from vocational training for prisoners to mental illness among inmates.
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