The Tennessee Secretary of State's office is conducting an essay contest this fall to encourage students to be actively engaged citizens. Essay topics are about voting and length requirements vary by grade level. Winners from each level will receive a TNStars 529 College Savings Program scholarship worth $100, $250, or $500 in addition to a trip to the State Capitol.
Public and private schools may submit two essays at each grade level. This essay contest is also open to homeschoolers! Tutorials and co-ops may submit two essays per grade level. If students are not a part of a tutorial or co-op or they are not participating, essays MUST be submitted through MTHEA. Those can be emailed to office[at]mthea.org or mailed to:
P.O. Box 2234
Smyrna, TN 37167
More information, including essay prompts and contest rules, is available at sos.tn.gov/products/essay-contest.
If you have any questions, please contact Abby Sutton at 615-253-5778 or Abby.Sutton[at]tn.gov.
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