The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) is sponsoring an essay contest to provide a forum for expression by youth who aim to be future leaders of the United States. The contest is open to all high school students.
To participate, students must register before Feb. 29. The actual essay has to be written on-site at a Seattle Public Library branch (Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave NE, 206-684-7539) on March 5, between 10 and 11:30 a.m.
Essays must be 500 words or under and the essay topic will be announce the contest day. An impartial panel of judges will rate the essays based on originality and clarity of thought. Seattle winners (scholarship prizes between $50–$100) will go on and compete in the national contest ($500–$1,000).
Seattle Awards will be announced at the CACA Seattle Annual Awards Banquet on April 30. All student participants will be invited to attend the banquet. (end)
To enter by Feb. 29, visit cacaseattle.org/youth-activities.html. E-mail questions to Cathy Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.