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Americanism Essay Contest For Grades 7 - 12

2010-2011 Theme: What Patriotism Means to Me

The FRA National Committee on Americanism-Patriotism sponsors an annual Americanism Essay Contest, based on a theme announced each Spring. The contest includes a Grand National Prize of a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond, with $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 Savings Bonds awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each grade category. All regional winners are judged at the national level and receive a certificate of recognition. Other prizes are awarded at the branch and regional levels.

FRA's Essay Contest is open to all students grades 7 through 12 (including those who are home schooled). Each entrant must be sponsored by an FRA member in good standing or by a currently chartered branch or unit.

Please note: This contest is for the 2010-2011 school year - submitted essay should reflect your grade in the Fall. All sponsoring branches participate in the contest, YOU DO NOT NEED TO CALL - simply mail your completed essay and cover sheet (available below) to the branch nearest your home. Please see the list of participating branches below. (The branch does NOT need to be in the same state where you reside.)

Entries sponsored by branch or unit members must be submitted to their respective Branch Americanism Chairman by 1st December, for judging at the branch level. The awards are presented by the end of May.

Find a Sponsor:

Choose a branch from the drop down list and hit "select" to see the address.


Please Read:

Flyer about FRA Essay Contest
Required Essay Cover Sheet
Essay Contest Rules

2009 – 2010 FRA Americanism Essay Contest Winners
Congratulations to this year's winners!

OVERALL WINNERNocona Jackson, Br 251 South Central Region
Read the First Place Essay

Grade 7 Winners
1st Place:  Thomas Ritter, Br 251, South Central Region
2nd Place: Rachel Koenig, Br 18, Northwest Region
3rd Place: Gabriel Sanvictores Br 289, Southwest Region

Grade 8 Winners
1st Place: Grant Hollander, Br 267, North Central Region
2nd Place: Rachael Suchevich, Br 253, Northeast Region
3rd Place: Rachel Kneebone, Br 212, East Coast Region

Grade 9 Winners       
1st Place: Nocona Jackson, Br 251, South Central Region
2nd Place: Taylor Coover, Br 8, West Coast Region
3rd Place: Dima Jaber, Br 14, North Central Region

Grade 10 Winners     
1st Place: Desiray Daniblle Immoos, Br/Unit 296, West Coast
2nd Place: Allison Ross, Br 256, Southeast Region
3rd Place: Spencer McLane Clark, Br 130, North Central Region

Grade 11 Winners     
1st Place: Sarah Parmacek, Br 001, Northeast Region
2nd Place: Allison Thibeault, Br 338, New England Region
3rd Place: Allison Marie Turner, Br 293, East Coast Region

Grade 12 Winners     
1st Place: Katie Lynn Noah, Br 251, South Central Region
2nd Place: Jill C Lundeen, Br 136, North Central Region
3rd Place: Ramon Pellizzaro, Br 44, Southeast Region

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