"The contest not only honors and awards sponsoring teachers, but also equips them with free lesson plans and other supplemental materials that meet state and national academic standards so they can easily incorporate the essay contest into their classrooms," said Being an American Essay Contest Director Jason Wilson.
announces that Juan Williams will serve as Master of Ceremonies and John Stossel will deliver the keynote address at the Institute’s annual Being an American Essay Contest Awards Gala in March 2011.
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ARLINGTON, Va. – In conjunction with this Friday, Sept. 17 being Constitution Day, the Bill of Rights Institute has announced its fifth annual Being an American Essay Contest, inviting U.S. high school students and their teachers to compete for nearly $115,000 in prize money.
"Fifty years ago Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel founded a company with core values that embraced the opportunities and freedom America offers," said Jori Hartwig, Vice President of Marketing for Amway Global. "Today, Amway Global's values remain the same, and that's why we're excited to sponsor the Being an American Essay Contest. It provides us an opportunity to encourage youth to embrace American history and express what they believe it means to be an American."“We are pleased to support the Bill of Rights Institute’s Being an American Essay Contest,” said Dr. Libby O'Connell, SVP, Corporate Outreach and Chief Historian, History Channel. "The contest encourages students to think critically and truly makes the past relevant in their lives today."