On the Beat in Bluffton

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Statewide essay contest for Hoosier fourth graders announced

From the office of Indiana State Sen. Travis Holdman:

The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office, in conjunction with the Indiana Center for the Book and the Indiana State Library, is hosting its annual “Statehood Day Essay Contest.”

In celebration of our Hoosier roots and upcoming 200th birthday as a state, this year’s theme is Bicentennial Heroes.

All Indiana fourth grade public, private or homeschooled students are encouraged to submit an essay answering the question, “Who is a Hoosier Bicentennial Hero to you?” Winners, along with their classmates, will be honored at the 197th Statehood Day celebration, Dec. 11 in downtown Indianapolis. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 25.

In addition, I invite our fourth grade classes to spend Statehood Day in Indianapolis. Fun and educational events will be held throughout the capitol, including special guest speakers from state government. More information about Statehood Day and the essay contest can be found here.

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