|DATE: February 18, 2009|
TO: HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND TEACHERS
FROM: CHINESE AMERICAN CITIZENS ALLIANCE (C.A.C.A.), Houston Chapter
Dorothy Chow/Betty Gee-- HOUSTON ESSAY COORDINATORS
RE: 2009 NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Counselors and Teachers:
Please notify your students that the 2009 Chinese American Citizens Alliance National Essay Contest will be held on Saturday, March 7. 2009 at the Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park, Houston, TX 77036 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
An entry form is enclosed (please make copies as needed) for students enrolled in Senior High School with an interest in writing on a current topic relevant to Asians. The topic will be announced at the contest location. All mailed Official Entry Forms must be postmarked no later than midnight, February 28, 2009. Due to limited seating, students are encouraged to apply early.
Essay bluebooks and scratch paper will be provided. Students should bring writing instruments. Writing aids, electronic or otherwise, such as thesauruses are NOT permitted. There is no entry fee.
The National Essay Contest is designed to encourage and develop leadership skills of high school youth. These young community leaders of tomorrow will be expected to refine their writing skills in order to demonstrate clear, logical thinking on an issue of current national relevance. Applicants will write a 500 word English theme within two hours on a topic given at the contest. Essays are evaluated for originality, clarity of thought and expression, and correctness of grammar and spelling by a national panel of judges. Winning national essays will receive cash scholarships of $1,000 (1st), $700 (2nd), $500 (3rd) or up to ten $100 honorable mention awards and a memento certificate.
Houston area participants have fared extremely well in the National Essay Contest in prior years. We are hoping for similar results from your students. Please post this and let me know if I can assist you further. Thank you for publicizing this activity.
NATIONAL ESSAY CONTEST
Saturday, March 7, 2009
10:00am – 12:00pm
First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $700
Third Place: $500
Ten Merit Awards: $100
All Winners Receive a Certificate
** No Entry Fee **
** Open to all High School Students **
Contest held at:
Chinese Community Center, 9800 Town Park, Houston, TX
Official Entry Forms available from some area high school counselors
or at the local website: www.cacahouston.org
DEADLINE for entries: February 28, 2009
For more information, please contact:
Dorothy Chow at email@example.com
“111 Years of National Community Service”
Sponsor: Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Grand Lodge
1044 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108