This year's essay contest eligibility includes all 9,10,11 and 12th grade students living in the SRVUSD including all the district high schools, private high schools and home school students within the district. Students living in the SRVUSD and attending high schools outside the district are eligible as well. This year's contest will have a single winner and a single prize of $5000. The subject is a question," The three WAR POWERS ACTS 1941,1942 and 1973, are they CONSTITUTIONAL or UNCONSTITUTIONAL?" Students may argue either side of the question, but must support their position by quoting the article or amendment to the Constitution that supports their position. A panel will judge the essays and will choose the best 3. They will then interview the three on the content of their essays at a date and time to be announced. The winner will be the one who best supports his or her position. The winner will be honored at the Exchange Club luncheon on May 14, 2014. The scholarship will be paid directly to the college the student wishes to attend. It will be paid to the college upon receipt of a letter of acceptance.
Essay Rules are as follows:
Essay must be 800 to 1000 words not including footnotes or bibliographies.
Each essay must have a cover sheet containing: Name, Address, Phone Number, E-Mail, School and Grade.
All essays must be submitted by e-mail in Word document format no later than 6:00 pm, April 13, 2014. Please include "War Powers Acts" in the e-mail's subject line. E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The decision of the judges is final.
Questions: email@example.com or phone 925-275-2412