American Heritage Tour 2017-2018




The students of grade sixth, seventh and eighth have been offered the opportunity to attend The American Heritage Tour. (preference will be given to all eighth grade students before seventh within the district. Sixth grade will then be allowed to have any remaining seats offered to them.) 

The Tillotson Foundation has graciously offered a substantial grant of $11,000 , and the Kiwanis of Colebrook offers an additional $1500 to help reduce the cost to each attending student. We greatly appreciate their donation to our area youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017/2018 American Heritage Tour

Washington DC Essay Contest

 Official Rules

Information

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Some of the planned stops:
    • N.Y City-Time Square, United Nations, Broadway Play, Grand Central Station.
    • Philadelphia- Liberty Bell, Independence Hall
    • Washington DC-US Capital, National Zoo, Arlington Nat. Cemetery, many memorials and Smithsonian museums

 

General

  • Participants must select an essay prompt from choices given
  • Essays must be two paragraphs ~ 4-5 sentences per paragraph.
  • Essays must be typed in 12 or 14 point Times New Roman font,
     double spaced.
  • Essays must be the original work of the applicant.
  • Applicants name should not appear anywhere on the essay itself,

 only on the entry form.

  • Entry Form must be stapled to the front of the essay for submission.

 

Essay Prompts
     Please select one essay prompt from the list below:

  • What does it mean to be a veteran and what is our responsibility
     to them as a country?

  • Many of our patriotic holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and

      Veteran’s Day) are overshadowed by commercial interests.  Select

      one of these holidays to write about and explain its purpose and

      why it is still relevant today.

  • President John Kennedy famously said, “Ask not what your

      country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”?

            what does this mean and how can  you fulfill your civic duty?

 

 

 

 

Judging Criteria

 

Essays will be judged on the following criteria

• Craftsmanship  (20 points)

• Content (55 points)

• Writing Mechanics  (25 points)

 

Craftsmanship – This includes originality, neatness, proper and creative

 word use, organization and completeness of the essay. There should be

 a logical and easy to follow order to the essay.

 

Content – This is the essential part of the essay. It must include the main 

and supporting ideas of the writer on the theme. The theme should be

clearly addressed. The main ideas presented must be thoroughly 

discussed. Examples, observations, studies, experience, and activities 

that support the main ideas of the essay may be discussed.

 

Writing Mechanics – Correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, 

paragraphing and consistency in tense is expected. Participants are 

strongly encouraged to proofread their work and/or have a teacher or 

parent proofread the essay.

 

Timeline

 

  • Applications and essay details available September 13, 2017.
  • Essays are due to Mrs. Allard by 3:00 pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017.
  • No late essays will be accepted!
  • Essay contest winners contacted and announced on Monday, September 25, 2017.

 

General Information

  • Cost is $440.00 per person. This includes meals, all transportation, lodging, and admission to all attractions where applicable.
  • We can and will work hard to raise as much of this by fundraising as we possibly can.
  • January 12, 2018 is the first deadline for deposits.
  • Every Participant will be required to attend an informational meeting with a parent in the spring of 2018.

 

 

 

Washington DC 

Essay Contest

 

 

 

Entry Form – Please print or type clearly

 Essays cannot be considered without this form.

 

Student________________________________________________________

 

Home Address___________________________________________________

 

Telephone: Home___________________ Work _________________________

 

Parent’s email ____________________________________________________

 

Essay Prompts
     Please select one essay prompt from the list below:

 

  • What does it mean to be a veteran and what is our responsibility
     to them as a country?

  • Many of our patriotic holidays (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and

      Veteran’s Day) are overshadowed by commercial interests.  Select

      one of these holidays to write about and explain its purpose and

      why it is still relevant today.

  • President John Kennedy famously said, “Ask not what your

      country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”

            what does this mean and how can  you fulfill your civic duty?

 

Sign below to verify essay is completely the student’s own work; he/she copied  nothing

 

Student’s Signature___________________________________________

Parent’s name, printed_________________________________________

 

Parent’s signature ____________________________________________

 

 

STAPLE THIS ENTRY FORM TO#THE FRONT OF THE ESSAY

 

SCS USE ONLY  

Essay received:__________ Essay #:_________


























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