Blazers invited to plan for world peace
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is welcoming students with a 2.0 GPA or higher to participate in its Ninth Annual Educational Contest by submitting an essay or pictorial concerning the topic, "If money and time were not a factor, what would you do to make the world a more peaceful place?"
Three winners will be selected from each participating school: Blair, Hyattsvillle Elementary and Middle Schools and Northwestern High School. Each school will select five semifinalists by Jan. 12 and will be notified by the APHIS Partnership in Education Coordinator of the finalists by Jan. 21.
First-place winners will be able to choose between a trophy or a plaque. All entrants will receive a certificate of participation.
The pictorial submission can be a collage, drawing or painting and must be no larger than two feet by four feet.
The essay should show a connection between Martin Luther King's dream and this year's theme concerning peace. The submission must between 150 and 350 words and will be judged on the idea, thought and creativity.
Each entry will be rated on a scale from one to five, the latter being the highest possible score. Judges will rate both the pictorials and essays based on neatness, creativity, theme, diversity and organization.
For information about APHIS, click here.
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