If you need something constructive to keep your children busy during their upcoming holiday vacations, why not have them enter the American Legion Safety Essay Contest sponsored in South Brunswick by Post 401.
Last year, Soorya Suresh, a seventh grader at Crossroads North Middle School, took first place at Post 401 and second place in Middlesex County.
The Essay Contest is open to students who live in South Brunswick in sixth, seventh or eighth grade at a public, private or parochial school. The topic of the essay is “What Safety Means to Me.”
The essay must be no less than 300 words or more than 450 words, and may be written on a computer, typewriter or by hand, as long as it is legible. Handwritten essays receive extra credit.
Coverage of topic, grammar, neatness, spelling, originality and general appearance will be factors in the judging. The essay must also be certified by the child’s teacher and sent to Post 401, PO Box 82, 148 Major Rd., Monmouth Junction 08852.
Deadline for submission is January 14, 2013, to Post 401. For complete information or to participate, contact the post at firstname.lastname@example.org for all the rules.