Group entries and individual entries are accepted each year.
Fourth grade teachers are encouraged to use our Lesson Plan and previous winners to assist in their participation.
Six Osakis students were honored for writing patriotic essays about America.
The Osakis VFW Auxiliary recognized the students during the Nov.
They answered the question, "Why My Vote Matters." Also, Osakis language arts teacher Tina Eberly was presented with a gift from the VFW for including the contest as part of her English class lesson.
She is also the contact person for both contests and helps the Voice of Democracy winners tape their essays.
The winner and finalists, along with their class, are invited to attend the Statehood Day Ceremony.
If you have questions about the Statehood Day Essay Contest, please contact Indiana Center for the Book at [email protected] or 317-232-3700.
The Statehood Day Essay Contest takes place annually in the fall and is open to all Indiana fourth graders.
All Indiana students are taught Indiana history as part of their fourth-grade curriculum.