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Hoosier Heroines

Moments in History
First Lady Karen Pence

Students in grades 5 – 9 have an opportunity to complete the following essay challenge for a chance to visit the Indiana Statehouse as a special guest of First Lady Karen Pence and Indiana’s female statewide office holders.

Contest Details

2015 Topic: Discuss a pivotal moment in U.S. or Indiana history and the role Hoosier women played in it. Your essay’s focus can be political, cultural or personal.

Submission Deadline: February 20
Essay winners will be notified by March 12 and the awards program will take place at the Indiana Statehouse March 26.

Essay guidelines and details about the Hoosier Heroines essay contest can be found in the contest packet.



2014 Winning Essays


Hoosier Heroine Essay Contest 2014 Winners

Toni Ashley - Compassionate and Courageous
By Elizabeth Cooper - 6th Grade

First Lady Karen Pence
By Diamond Miller - 7th Grade

A Girl Who Will Fly
By Lizzy Frazier - 8th Grade

An Unnoticed Heroine
By Emily Jones - 9th Grade