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-------- LOS ALTOS CALLS UPON YOUTH WRITERS FOR ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST ---------

Los Altos, Calif. — February 16, 2021 — The Los Altos History Museum and
Los Altos Historical Commission join forces for the 37th Annual Margaret
Thompson Historical Essay Contest, continuing Historical Commissioner
Margaret Thompson's mission to encourage children to write.

This year, the Museum’s Education Committee chose the essay theme “Rise
Up: Inspiring Women!,” in commemoration of 100 years of Women’s Suffrage,
giving students the opportunity to reflect on the journey of an inspiring
woman. Students are to select a woman they admire- either from history or
living today- and write an essay on the obstacles this woman encountered to
reach her goals.

“This past year, the City of Los Altos hosted its own series of celebratory
events in honor of the Women’s Suffrage centennial. It was truly inspiring
to reflect on the determination and persistence that led to women getting the
right to vote,” said Mayor Neysa Fligor. “Now our students have the
chance to add their voices and share their perspective on this celebration by
highlighting the women they admire.”

Children from grades three through six from all public and private schools
who live in the City of Los Altos and the Los Altos School District
boundaries are invited to participate. Annually hundreds of essays are judged
by community members and winners at each grade level are awarded a monetary
prize. In addition to individual prizes, the school with the most winners
will be awarded a trophy.

In 2020, the Museum’s Education Committee and the Los Altos Historical
Commission received a total of 224 essays. Mayor Neysa Fligor hopes more
children will continue to participate, adding that she is eager to read about
the women that inspire Los Altos youth.

For information on entering the contest, please contact your elementary
school. Home-schooled children may contact the Los Altos School District. To
dive deeper into the essay prompt and other contest documents,
visit *losaltoshistory.org/EssayContest
https://www.losaltoshistory.org/education/historical-essay-contest/*.

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  • [登録者]City of Los Altos
  • [言語]日本語
  • [エリア]Los Altos, CA
  • 登録日 : 2021/02/16
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  • 変更日 : 2021/02/16
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