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Essay Contest Set

By Staff | Mar 21, 2012

During their meeting held Tuesday morning the Wetzel County Commission discussed an essay contest underway sponsored by the County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia (CCAWV) and the West Virginia Board of Education.

As April is “National County Government Month”, the CCAWV is hosting an essay contest for eighth grade students across the state. There will be a monetary prize of $250 each for the student winner and for the teacher’s classroom that supported participation.

It was agreed the Wetzel County Commission would encourage all eighth grade students in the county to participate in this contest. “We want them to know more about what we do and are ready, willing, and able to lend support to their efforts,” said Commission President Don Mason.

To this end, the commission contacted all of the county schools in efforts to extend their encouragement of this contest and to also offer to speak to eighth grade classes in the near future on what county government does and how it works.

Student participants are asked to write or type a 500-word essay on the topic: “How does my county government make life better for me?” All entries must be postmarked no later than April 13 to qualify. Entries should be mailed to: 2012 County Government Essay Contest, County Commissioners’ Association WV, 2309 Washington Street, East, Charleston, WV 25311.