Essay Contest for Teens Promises $100 Savings Bonds for Recognizing West Virginia Women

September 18, 2000

State middle school and high school students have the opportunity to win a $100 U. S. Savings Bond if they submit a winning entry in the West Virginia Women's Commission's essay contest, Writing West Virginia Women Back Into History.  

Students can enter one or more of these categories. One winner will be selected per category.  

*The West Virginia Woman Who Has Personally Influenced My Life *A West Virginia Woman Who Made a Difference for West Virginians (living or deceased) *A West Virginia Woman Who Has Served as a Role Model for West Virginians  

Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and no more than 300 words long. Winners will be invited to go to Charleston and read their entry in the Cultural Center Theatre at the Women's Commission's annual Women's Day at the Legislature on March 13, 2001, at which time the savings bonds will be presented.  

"We anticipate a good response to this contest," said Joyce M. Stover, Executive Director of the West Virginia Women's Commission. "We have a lot of talented teens in West Virginia and many unheralded women that we would like to see honored."  

Mail entrees to: West Virginia Women's Commission 350 Capitol Street - Room 721 Charleston, West Virginia 25301-3700  

Deadline for receipt of entries is October 11, 2000.  

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