4200 Valley View Dr.
For more information contact: Jack Janik at 262-692-9111
2013 Essay Contest: "What Our Flag Means to Me"
The essay contest is open to all students grades 4-12.
Grades 4-5 must submit a minimum 150 word essay.
Grades 6-8 must submit a minimum 250 word essay.
Grades 9-12 must submit a minimum 500 word essay.
First prize is a $250.00 cash and award plaque; Second
prize a $125.00 cash and award plaque.
Both prizes will be awarded for each age bracket.
Please submit 3 blind copies of the essay, each with cover sheet including the contestants
name, grade, name of school, home address, and phone number.
ALL entries must be post marked by May 15, 2013 and sent to:
National Flag Day Observance 2013
PO Box 55
Waubeka, WI 53021
For more information contact:
Bob Rathsack at 262-692-2503
or Jack Janik at 262-692-9111
2012 Essay Contest Winners
The National Flag Day Foundation wishes to thank each of the nearly 200 stuents
who submitted essays for this years contest. The response was greater than
ever, with entries recieved from all over the United States.
All of the essays were well done, making selection of only two per category
difficult. The students expressed very thought-provoking reflections on the
personal significance of the American Flag. All contestants are to be applauded
for their outstanding effort. Special thanks to all of the contestants and our
panel of judges.
Winners of the 2012 Essay Contest are:
1st place - Grades 4-8: Melissa DePierro, Grade 7, Raleigh, North Carolina
1st place - Grades 9-12: Chuli Zeng, Grade 10, Irving, California
2nd place - Grades 4-8: Jacob Guthrie, Grade 8, Nauvoo, Alabama
2nd place - Grades 9-12: Lisa Qian, Grade 9, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Sunday, June 9, 2013: National Flag Day Observance
This year's theme is "Teachers" as it all started with a teacher in 1885 when
Bernard J. Cigrand, the father of National Flag Day, held class at Stony
Hill School and had his students write the essay "What our flag means to me."
We will also be honoring all returning miltary personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan.
begins at 12:00 noon at the Americanism Center. The Parade
begins 1:30 leaving the Americanism Center after the program. Family Day
begins after the parade (approximately 3:00pm) on the Americanism Center grounds and features ...
Fun, Games, and Prizes for the kids
Fireworks by Bartolatta at dusk
The day's activities are FREE. Come and celebrate our flag's birthday.
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