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[s27] Sen. Paul Encourages Fourth-Graders to Enter State Essay Contest
Start Date: 10/9/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 10/9/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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STATEHOUSE (Oct. 9, 2012) — State Sen. Allen Paul (R-Richmond) urges local fourth-grade students to celebrate Indiana’s 196th birthday by entering the annual Statehood Day essay contest and answering the question, “What does Indiana mean to you?” before Oct. 29.

Local fourth-grade classrooms are also invited to attend Statehood Day celebrations in Indianapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Space is limited and classrooms must be registered. Teachers can contact Capitol Tour Office Coordinator Jennifer Hodge at 317-233-5293 or jhodge@idoa.in.gov to sign up.

Indiana became the nation’s 19th state on Dec. 11, 1816. 

“This essay contest to celebrate Indiana’s birthday is a great opportunity for fourth-graders to explore their Hoosier roots,” Paul said. “I encourage our local students to talk to family members and draw on what they’re learning in school to piece together their own unique stories that represent what Indiana means to each one of them individually.”

Paul added that the essay competition is open to any fourth-grade public, private or home-schooled student and is easy to enter. The following rules apply:

• Essays must include the student’s name, teacher’s or parent’s name, school’s name and contact information, including address and telephone number.
• Entries must range from 100 to 400 words, handwritten or typed.
• Students should convey what living in the state of Indiana means to them and highlight things that make them glad to be a Hoosier.
• Essays must be postmarked no later than Monday, Oct. 29. Mailed essays should be sent to: Indiana Center for the Book, 315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Judges will choose first-, second-, third- and fourth-place winners, who will be invited to read their essays during the Dec. 11 celebrations in Indianapolis. For more information about the Statehood Day programs, visit www.in.gov/idoa/2774.htm.

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Contact Information:
Name: Whitney Moorman
Phone: 317-232-7184
Email: wmoorman@iga.in.gov
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