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This year’s theme: “If you were the President of the United States, what would you do?”
Area students in grades two through 12 will have the opportunity to answer that question with an essay, coupled with a short speech on the topic.
The contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Frost Elementary School, 1226 S. Wisner St. in Jackson. The deadline to enter into the contest is by the end of the day Friday, Feb. 10. Students and parents interested should contact their local school counselor or call 517-788-4167, HRC members said.
The contest is named after retired teacher Teressa Delph, who taught at Jackson Public Schools and a former member of the HRC. She started the contest as a way to help develop young people’s reading, writing and public speaking skills.
The essays and speeches are divided into grade groups for judging and prize purposes: Grades second through fourth; fifth and sixth; seventh through ninth; and 10th through 12th. First prize winners receive a $75 gift certificate, second place winners a $50 certificate and third place winners a $25 gift certificate.