• State of the Union essay contest held
    December 10,2012
     

    State of the Union

    essay contest held

    BURLINGTON — Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., is hosting his third State of the Union essay contest for the state’s high school students.

    Sanders says the contest is meant to engage students on the major issues facing the country.

    He says he hopes the contest will provide an opportunity for students to explore current issues in depth, and will help develop their critical thinking about some of the problems facing the nation.

    During the past two years, more than 500 Vermont students have written essays about topics such as the declining middle class, climate change, health care reform and the rising cost of a college education.

    A panel of Vermont high school teachers will judge the essays.

    The deadline for submitting entries is Jan. 8.

    MORE IN This Just In
    BARRE — The mid-November deadline has passed and the resumes are all in, but the number of... Full Story
    BERLIN — The Montessori School of Central Vermont observed what’s become a Thanksgiving tradition... Full Story
    BARRE TOWN — The Select Board this week got a peek at the proposed first year of a five-year plan... Full Story
    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS