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Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest-Latino Heritage Month

Family Activity


12:30pm to 5:30pm




The Friends of the Jefferson Library Present:


Featuring Cash Prizes!


Deadline for All Entries is Friday, September 26, 2014



Pick one of the essay topics below:

·        Tell us what Latino Heritage means to you.

·        Tell us about why you are proud of your Latino/Hispanic roots.

·        What does it mean to be a Latino American?

·        Tell us about your favorite book written by a Latino author, and why you enjoyed it so much.

·        Name a Latino, past or present, with whom you would choose to spend a day and explain why (or tell us what you would like to do with him/her).


The contest is open to all students K-12

·   Division I– K through 1st Grade-  25 words or a drawing– $20.00 First prize/ $10.00 runner up

·   Division II- 2nd through 4th Grade- 150 words- $30.00 First prize/$20.00 runner up

·   Division III- 5th through 7th Grade- 200 words- $40.00 First prize/$30.00 runner up

·  Division IV- 8th through 12th Grade- 250 Words- $50.00 First prize/$40.00 runner up


All entries must include author's name, age, and phone number.

Send your entry with the proper word count for your division to: