The Flagship Niagara League, the Erie non-profit organization which supports the Flagship Niagara and the Erie Maritime Museum today announced an essay competition open to all Erie County area high school students. The competition, open to current 11th and 12th grade students from Erie County’s thirteen school districts and private schools, will ask students to reply to the following prompt: “Why Niagara Matters to Erie”. The winning student will receive a three week sailing passage on Niagara valued at $1,350. The five finalists will have their essays featured on the Flagship Niagara’s website and will receive complimentary passes for four people to the Erie Maritime Museum.
Students are asked to write an essay of approximately 500 words; single spaced with a 12 point font. They are to describe why they think that the Flagship Niagara is an important resource for Erie County and northwestern Pennsylvania. Writers are encouraged to learn more about the Niagara’s history and current goals by visiting the Flagship Niagara’s website at: http://www.flagshipniagara.org
The essays will be reviewed and judged by the Flagship Niagara League’s Education Committee. The contest will remain open until Friday, March 26th @ 5:00 p.m. EST. Essays are to be emailed to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Judging will take place during late March and early April. The winner will be announced on: Friday, April 16th 2010.
The winner of the essay competition will have several three week windows to choose from during the 2010 sailing season (May-August).
Questions can be directed towards:
Mr. Bill Sutton, Executive Director
Flagship Niagara League