I am very excited to help spread the word on this wonderful contest for young children to write about a Military Hero. Thanks to the Armed Services YMCA for sponsoring this essay contest to encourage children to support and recognize our brave men and women in uniform. Patriotism is at an all time high and our military men and women deserve all the praise and honor.
Thanks Andrea for sharing the news about this contest for our young children.
"MY MILITARY HERO" - 2012 ARMED SERVICES YMCA ESSAY & ART CONTEST
Children of active duty military or retired with 20+ years of service are invited to participate in the 2012 Armed Services YMCA essay contest: "My Military Hero".
The contest runs until the middle of March, entries must be postmarked by March 16th, 2012. Military brats from Elementary to High-School are eligible to participate in the essay contest:
Grades 1 through 8 - 100 words minimum to 300 max
Grades 9 through 12 - 300 words minimum to 500 max
Besides being able to express their love and appreciation for their military hero, children are also entering for a chance to win a U.S. Savings Bond! Several locations throughout the Washington, D.C. area will be displaying the winning entries and their authors will also be recognized at an annual luncheon on Capitol Hill.
Children in grades K through 6 are eligible to enter the art contest: "My Military Family". The winner and 1st runner up will also receive a U.S. Savings bond. The winning entry will be displayed on the 2012 poster for the Military Family Month (November)! Entries for the art contest need to be postmarked February 17th, 2012!
Entries can be mailed to:
Attn: Essay Contest
6359 Walker Lane, Ste. 200
Alexandria, VA 22310
or emailed to:
All entries must include an entry form which can be downloaded at www.asymca.org!
It sounds like my daughter who is a 1st grader is eager to participate this year. Winner or not I bet her essay or art will have me teary-eyed!
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL THE ENTRIES IN THE 2012 ARMED FORCES YMCA ESSAY CONTEST: "MY MILITARY HERO" and ART CONTEST: "MY MILITARY FAMILY"! You are very special and handle the tough times like troopers - you are all winners in my eyes!
ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~ LIVING MARYLAND BLIPS
Andrea is a proud military spouse, mom of two beautiful little girls, hobby decorator and a Realtor® based in Silver Spring, MD. Andrea focuses on Montgomery County and Howard County Real Estate, she enjoys everything beautiful in life and always answers the phone with a smile.
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