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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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This event is the culmination of an essay contest for students from 5-9th grade from across the state. The contest is entitled, “Hoosier Heroines” and celebrates Women’s History month and Indiana’s Bicentennial. Prompts ask students to write about a Hoosier woman from the last 200 years who has made an impact on the history of Indiana. Each of Indiana’s Women Executives accepts essays from a specific grade level and chose a winner. The winners then come to the State House for a ceremony where they will meet their Executive, read their essay, and have lunch with their Executive. With essay prompts spanning Hoosier women’s contribution in the fields of agriculture, women’s rights, business, science and education, this essay contest can be a source of inspiration for budding scholars and innovators.