First Place: Brandi Mitchell, Evington, Virginia; Branch 41
Second Place: Sasha Thompson, Huntsville, Texas; Branch 201
Third Place: Helen Huh, Diamond Bar, California; Branch 175
First Place: *Lydia Macfarlan, Siloam Springs, Arkansas; Branch 251
Second Place: Michelle Jane Duan, Fremont, California; Branch 287
Third Place: Gina Martuscello, Marlboro, New York; Branch 229
First Place: Kyle Permann, Frisco, Texas; Branch 11
Second Place: Madison Macaway, Ellijay, Georgia; Branch 89
Third Place: Annie Sun, Rochester, Minnesota; Branch 136
2015/2016 Americanism Essay Contest
What The United States Flag Stands For
Grand Prize: $5,000 Plus 18 National Awards and Regional and Local Prizes
Eligibility: Students, Grades 7 thru 12
Deadline: December 1, 2015
Requirements: 350 words or less on “What The United States Flag Stands For”
FRA AMERICANISM ESSAY CONTEST RULES
All entrants shall be students in grades seven through twelve (or equivalent).
Entrants must be sponsored by a member or branch of the Fleet Reserve Association or a unit of the Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Association.
The essay shall be on the theme designated and shall not exceed 350 words.
The essay shall be legibly written or typed on one side of the paper.
A student may submit only one entry each year.
Each entry must be accompanied by a separate sheet stating: the entrant’s name; address; zip code; telephone number; school grade (or equivalent); name of school or the words “home schooled;” number of words in essay; and the sponsoring shipmate/branch/unit. A parent or guardian must also sign the cover sheet.
Entries submitted to branches shall be submitted to the Branch Americanism-Patriotism Committee and postmarked not later than December 1st for judging at the branch level.
Entries sponsored by members-at-large shall be submitted to the national chairman and forwarded to an appropriate branch for judging in their respective grade group. All entries shall be postmarked not later than December 1, 2015.
All entries become the property of the Fleet Reserve Association.