The Herzog Foundation has announced a Bill of Rights essay contest for middle school and high school students currently enrolled in a Christian school or homeschool. Essay submissions will be accepted through Dec. 2, and winners will be announced Dec. 15 to correspond with Bill of Rights Day.
“The Bill of Rights was ratified over 230 years ago and still stands as a beacon for our most fundamental rights as Americans,” said Herzog Foundation Chairman Todd Graves. “It’s crucial that all young students understand the significance of this founding document.”
Essay contestants must answer the following prompt in three pages or less: What made the Bill of Rights so revolutionary and unique when it was ratified? How has the Bill of Rights shaped our country?
A winner will be selected from the middle school category (6th-8th grade) and the high school category (9th-12th grade). Each winner and their school will receive a $250 award from the Herzog Foundation. A select number of runners-up will also be recognized and receive an award of $100.
“Too many young people are losing sight of the civic values that characterize American democracy,” said Herzog Foundation President Darrell Jones. “Many families and schools even shy away from celebrating our country and founding documents. This is unacceptable. At the Herzog Foundation, we want to reward the students and schools that not only recognize our fundamental American beliefs but celebrate them as well.”
View more information about the Herzog Foundation’s Bill of Rights Essay Contest here.
About the Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation
The Stanley M. Herzog Charitable Foundation is a charitable foundation dedicated to catalyzing and accelerating the development of quality Christ-centered K-12 education so that families and culture flourish.
Learn more at HerzogFoundation.com