16 thru 18
$500- first place
(these are not written in stone, but varying greatly from them might reduce your chances of success)
Many thanks to the Coalition of Central Indiana Tea Parties for offering the Indiana homeschool essay contest!
A Constitution Day celebration sponsored by the Coalition of Central Indiana Tea Parties was held in Danville, IN on September 17th. Winners of an Indiana homeschoolers’ essay contest read their essays entitled, “Explain why our Federal Government has no Constitutional authority to be involved in education.” Prizes of $500 and $250 were awarded to first and second in two age divisions. John Crane gave an insightful revisiting of our Constitution, and former Thunderbird F-16 pilot, Matt Modleski, gave an exciting video presentation of the “American Dream.” Around 100 people enjoyed quite an inspirational afternoon!
Congratulations to those who placed in the Coalition of Central Indiana Tea Parties Essay Contest. The top entries will read their essays at the Constitution Day event below.
First Place: Isaac Che
Second Place: Christina Ganahl
First Place: Olivia Hajicek
Second Place: Max Brown
Constitution Day Celebration
Hosted by Indy Defenders of Liberty and the Coalition of Central Indiana Tea Parties
Date: Saturday, September 17th from 11:30 AM until about 1:15 PM (EDT)
Location: Hendricks County Government Center
355 South Washington St.
Danville, IN 46122
Second floor, accessed from northwest entrance off of Washington
Program: John Crane of the Sagamore Leadership Initiative will introduce us to this day of celebration of our Constitution.
Presentation of awards to winners of the Coalition sponsored Indiana homeschooler’s essay contest entitled, “Explain why the Federal Government has no Constitutional authority to be involved in education.”
The top entries will read their essays.
Featured speaker, Matt Modieski, was a Thunderbird F-16 jet pilot who will talk about the “American dream.”
Life-size replicas of four of our Founding Fathers will be on display with a large “timeline” of our founding history. Have your picture taken with a Founder!
Come meet some of the thinkers and makers of our past and future. Everyone is invited, especially our youth, so bring your friends to an exciting mid-day event.
16 through 18
12 through 15
$500 first place
$250 second place
Copies of the winning essays will be presented to the Indiana Governor and State Legislature to read.
Essay composition suggestions: (these are not written in stone, but varying greatly from them might reduce your chances of success)
Include footnotes for sources and quotes. (not included in word count)
Essays must be postmarked by August 1, 2016.
Judging will be completed by September 1, 2016.
Only winners and honorable mentions will be notified. A list of the winners will be available after September 15, 2016 at www.libertyliveshere.org.
Your essay will not be returned to you, so make a personal copy before you send it to us.
Honorable mentions might also be shared (without exposure of your personal information) as examples of our youths Constitutional knowledge.
We invite you to accept the challenge and examine our Constitution and the intent of our Founders with regard to education.
Be sure to give us your age and contact information.
Send your entries to: Essay Contest; P.O. Box 472; Lebanon, IN 46052