The Palm Beach Gardens Police Foundation in partnership with Palm Beach Gardens Fire-Rescue will sponsor an Essay Contest as part of the 2016 Fire Chief’s Association of Palm Beach County’s Annual September 11th Remembrance Program .
The essay contest is intended to serve as an inspirational vehicle for local youth to strengthen their appreciation of the historical importance of the events of September 11th, 2001 and to improve their understanding of the impact that the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, DC and Shanksville, PA had on our nation.
The contest is open to students in grades 9-10-11 & 12 who are residents of the City of Palm Beach Gardens or are the dependents of persons currently employed by the City of Palm Beach Gardens.
The topic chosen for the essay is: “Reflect on how the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 affected our nation and the future of the world.”
The Essay must be between 500 and 700 words and must be the original work of the student. Entrants must submit their essay by August 15th, 2016. Judging will be performed anonymously by a committee made up of representatives from the sponsoring organizations and local educational professionals.
Three awards will be distributed in the form of American Express Gift cards. First place is $500., Second place is $300. and Third place is $200. The awards will be presented at the September City Council Meeting and the First Place winner will be invited to read his or her essay at the 9/11 Memorial Remembrance Event at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School.
The application must be submitted electronically. The essay itself must be submitted using Microsoft Word so that it can be run through a plagiarism checker. The application package is located HERE.
View the video from the 2015 event:
Click here to view the Essay Winner Selection Video courtesy of WPBF
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