Sanders Launches Third Annual Essay Contest

Senator Sanders and past
winner, Jennifer Sikorski,

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) launched his third annual State of the Union essay contest to engage Vermont’s high school students on the major issues facing the country.
So far, during the past two years, more than 500 students
from schools throughout Vermont wrote essays to the senator, on declining middle class, climate change, health care reform, and the rising cost of a college education.
A panel of Vermont high school teachers will judge the essays. The winning and finalist essays will be entered into the Congressional Record and posted on the senator’s website. The winner will have the opportunity to have Sanders visit their school to hold a student town meeting. Further, the finalists will have the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion with Sanders.
The deadline for student essays submissions is noon on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. More information can be found on the senator’s webpage.

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