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Brundidge Lions Club opens patriotic essay contest for students

first_imgLatest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder The essay competition is made possible by a donation from Jim Whaley Tire and the support is greatly appreciated, Shipman said.The essays will be judged by a panel of judges made up of educators and veterans. The educators will judge the mechanics of the essays and the veterans will judge the content. The winner from each school will receive $100 and all competitors will receive blue ribbons.The deadline for entry is October 31 and the winners will be announced November 6. During the Veterans Day celebration, the winning essays will be in print on the editorial page of The Messenger and will be read on WTBF. By Jaine Treadwell   This year, the Brundidge Lions have initiated project designed to create a deeper sense of Patriotism among sixth-grade students in the Pike County School System.“Students at Banks, Goshen and Pike County elementary schools are being invited to participate in an essay competition on the subject of patriotism,” Shipman said. “Dr. Donnella Carter at the central office, is working with us on the project.” Published 10:56 pm Monday, October 8, 2018 Skip You Might Likecenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBest 13 Fortnite Skins That You NeedTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Because patriotism is a general topic, the students can express, in any way, what patriotism means to them in a 400 to 600-word essay. “The students will have to give a lot of thought to the definition of patriotism and then decide what it means to them, individually,” Shipman said. “The essay is a way to get them thinking about patriotism and understanding what it means to them and why it is important to all of us as Americans.”Shipman said patriotism begins at an early age and Lions Clubs around the country set goals to help foster patriotism in students of all ages.“It is important that we, as Lions, participate in activities and events that promote patriotism and develop leadership skills,” Shipman said. “Each June, the Lions sponsor a leadership conference weekend at Troy University that offers high school juniors and seniors opportunities to develop leadership skills, meet community leaders and foster patriotism.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen BLESSED PETS: St. Mark’s blesses animals, raises donations By Jenna Oden Local residents brought their pets to the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon to be blessed in… read more Sponsored Content Brundidge Lions Club opens patriotic essay contest for students Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Freedom is not free. The price has been high and has not yet been paid in full.John Shipman, president of the Brundidge Lions Club, said too often the sacrifices that have been made to secure the freedoms Americans enjoy today are taken for granted.“It often seems like we don’t realize how fortunate we are to have the freedoms that have been purchased for us with such tremendous sacrifices,” Shipman said. “But when the National Anthem is played and hats are removed and hands placed over hearts, that is an indication that Americans will not let those sacrifices be forgotten.”last_img read more