CCPS seeks fourth graders for essay contest

CCPS seeks fourth graders for essay contest


Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is participating in the St. Mary’s City annual Maryland Day Celebration on March 21. Each year, a fourth-grade student is selected through an essay contest to represent the school system and Charles County at the celebration. This year, students must write an essay about “Why is Charles County a great place to live?”

Essays should include at least 150 words, but no more than 350 words. Students can submit either handwritten essays or typed essays with double spacing. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Feb. 3. The contest is only open to fourth-grade students. Students can submit entries to their classroom teacher.

A panel of judges from the CCPS instruction department will review submissions for content, support of essay topic and mechanics to select the finalist. Students should focus on the prompt in their essay and follow the submission requirements of 150-350 words.

The Maryland Day Celebration program features a flag ceremony, in which the CCPS finalist will present the Charles County flag before a podium of dignitaries.

Questions about the contest should be directed to Allen Hopkins, CCPS social studies resource teacher, at ghopkins@ccboe.com. 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

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