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Essay & Poster Contests for Philadelphia Students

February 22, 2009

If you know 4th, 5th, 6th or 12th grade students, teachers or parents at a Philadelphia public, parochial, charter or private school, the YLD is seeking submissions for:

Edward F. Chacker Essay Contest

Named for former Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Edward F. Chacker, the 2009 contest offers a $1,000 college scholarship to High School Seniors who attend public, parochial, charter or private schools in Philadelphia.  Seniors are asked to write an essay of at least 1,000 words on the question:

“If you were chosen to advise soon-to-be United States Citizens at their Naturalization Ceremony, what would you tell them their responsibilities are as a United States Citizen? Why are these responsibilities important?”

In addition to the scholarship, the winner will read their essay at a Naturalization Ceremony on May 1, 2009. Submissions must include the student’s name, address, telephone number and school on a cover sheet accompanying the essay. All entries must be received by Michael Petitti at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 or ChackerEssay@philabar.org by NOON on Friday, April 10, 2009.

 

2009 Poster Contest

All 4th, 5th and 6th grade students who attend Philadelphia public, private, charter and parochial schools are invited to participate in the 2009 Poster Contest. Students are asked to: Draw a picture which best illustrates your favorite freedomPosters should be produced on standard 22″ x 28″ poster board and students must include their name, address, telephone number and school on the back of the poster. First, second and third prize savings bonds will be awarded. All entries must be received by Michael Petitti at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market Street, 11th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 by NOON on Friday, April 10, 2009.  

 

Click here for printable flyers.

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