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Poster and Essay Contest

South Boston Citizens’ Association President Tom McGrath announced today that because of the tremendous success of last year’s contest, the Association will once again sponsor the 2013 Annual Essay and Poster Contests. “After last year’s outstanding effort put forth by past President Bernie O’Donnell, he has once again expressed an interest of taking on the challenge of chairing The Essay and Poster Contests. Bernie always taught me that these contests  are a great way to educate and strengthen the interest of the children of the community, I was more than pleased when Bernie offered to head up this event for the children of South Boston”, said McGrath.

O’Donnell further expressed “One of the missions of the SBCA is to reach out to the younger folks of this historically rich community, joining the SBCA in promoting, organizing, and judging the Evacuation Day Poster and Essay Competitions is a most fitting way to improve on that mission.”

Topics for the 2013 South Boston Citizens’ Association’s Evacuation Day Essay and Poster Competitions, have been announced by the SBCA . The subject matter has been specifically chosen      

The Poster Competition is open to all students in grades 3, 4 and 5 who are either South Boston residents or who attend school in South Boston. This year’s theme is What is the significance of the significance of the South Boston Veterans Memorials. (Example: World War II, Korean War, Admiral Farragut, Vietnam War and Marine Park). Posters should be original compositions, in any medium, at least 8 ½” x 11″, but preferably larger.

The Essay Competition is open to all students in grades 6 through 12 who are either South Boston residents or who attend school in South Boston. The Essay themes are broken down according to grade, as follows: For students in grades 6 through 8:   Who was Col. Henry Knox and what his contribution to Dorchester Heights and our Country? Essays should be at least 500 words, prizes are as follows first prize $150, second prize $100, third prize $25

The Topic for student in grades 9 through 12: The high school students can be from Boston and/or attend a High School (public or private) in Boston. The topic is: Who are Michael J. Perkins, Charles A. McGillivary, George H. Nee and Frank T.O. Walker? What honor did they all receive and what did they do to deserve it. Essays should be at least 1000 words, prizes are as follows; first prize $200, second prize $150, third prize $25.
     
All prizes will be presented during the Historical Exercises weather permitting, on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 at Dorchester Heights or St. Augustine’s chapel.
All entries should bear, in an attached envelope, the contestant’s name, school and a means of contacting the entrant, and should be submitted no later than Monday,  March 11, 2013  At 5 PM.

All entries may be mailed to P.O. Box 74, South Boston, MA 02127, 170 M Street, South Boston, MA.02127 or can be picked up at schools by a representative of the Citizens’ Association.