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South Carroll Lioness and Lions sponsor Benjamin Franklin essay contest

The South Carroll Lioness Lions Club and the Lions Clubs of District 22-W are sponsoring the American Heritage, Preservation and Patriotism essay contest focusing on Benjamin Franklin’s being credited with starting volunteering in America in 1736.

The South Carroll Lioness Lions Club is sponsoring this contest for students, adults and for Lions club members in the Sykesville and Eldersburg communities. Home-schooled students are encouraged to participate. A cash prize of $50 will be awarded to the best essay in each category.

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The American Heritage, Preservation and Patriotism essay topics for 2021-2022 are as follows: Elementary Grades (1-5): You are a mouse in the pocket of Benjamin Franklin in 1776. Describe your day with him. Middle School (6-8): Pick a quote from Benjamin Franklin and explain how it can still influence your life today. High School (9-12): Volunteerism in America started with Benjamin Franklin in 1736. How can you keep the tradition of volunteerism alive in our country today? Adult: The U.S. has a strong tradition of volunteering beginning in 1736 with Benjamin Franklin. In the spirit of Benjamin Franklin and his tradition of invention, develop a new service project and map out its details.

Each entry must comply with the following program rules for participation: use 8 ½”x11″ white paper; must be either typed or computer generated and double spaced; minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words; attach separate cover sheet with entrant’s name, home address including street, city, state and ZIP code, home phone number, name of school or “home schooled” (except for adults), grade, name of sponsoring club, and essay topic.

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Completed essays should be emailed to southcarrolllions@gmail.com by Dec. 10. Essays may also be mailed to South Carroll Lioness Lions Club, c/o Lion Kay Field, PO Box 1353, Sykesville, MD 21784. For more information, call 443-743-0508 or email southcarrolllions@gmail.com.

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