Battle of Plattsburgh essay contest ongoing

— The Battle of Plattsburgh Association, Adirondack Bank and the Key Foundation, in cooperation with the North Country Teacher Recourse Center, are sponsoring an essay contest to explore local history and the critical battle of the War of 1812 that occurred in the Champlain Valley.

The contest is open to all students grade 4 through 12.

Prizes will be awarded in each of the three grade levels: 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Each grade level will be awarded three prizes as follows: first prize is $200, second prize is $100, third prize is $50.

To enter the essay contest a student may request an entry form and instructions by contacting the Battle of Plattsburgh Association at 566-1814 or emailing manager@battleofplattsburgh.org. They go to the War of 1812 Museum, 31 Washington Road. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3p.m.

All entries must be submitted to the Battle of Plattsburgh Association between Friday, March 1, and May 17. The essays can be dropped off or mailed to Battle of Plattsburgh Association, 31 Washington Rd, Plattsburgh, NY 12903 or to NCTRC, Room 320 Sibley Hall, 101 Broad Street, Plattsburgh.

Winners will be notified by Saturday, June 1, and an awards reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 8. The scoring scale used by the judges is based on the New York State Standards and will reflect the scoring rubrics used for Social Studies and ELA assessments.

For more information contact Tammy Rock at 566-1814 or Mal Cutaiar at 570-7877.

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