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The Indiana State House Tour Office in conjunction with the Indiana Center for the Book and the Indiana State Library is hosting an essay competition to commemorate Indiana Statehood Day 2014. This year’s theme is Hoosier Bicentennial Moments.
Essay Contest Rules & Details | .pdf
For additional information about entering the essay contest visit the Indiana State Library website. Essays are due Friday, October 24.
Festivities will be held at the Indiana State House, the Indiana State Museum, the Indiana State Library and the Indiana Historical Society. Each program will feature one of the winners of the 4th grade essay contest.
For more information about the programs held on December 11 contact one of the event coordinators listed in the informational handout .pdf
|First Place||Andrew Knight||Mrs. Sanchez||Our Lady of Grace School||Levi Coffin|
|Second Place||Skylar Ashcraft||Rose Smith||Sacred Heart School||Ryan White|
|Third Place||Elizabeth Parrish||Jessica Davis||Van Rensselaer Elementary||Variety of Heroes|
|Fourth Place||Cate Lehner||Connie Hessler||St. Jude School||Her Uncle James who fought in Vietnam|
Levi Coffin is the subject of an Indiana State Historical Marker and his home is a National Historic Landmark. Learn more about the Coffin House from Wayne County, and visit DNR’s Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and Indiana Freedom Trails for more about the Underground Railroad.
Read this profile from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services to learn more about Ryan White.
Visit the Indiana War Memorial for more information about legacy of veterans like those mentioned in the 3rd place and Honorable Mention winners’ essays.