Pres. Lincoln student writing contest open

“Dear President Lincoln the Minnesota Historical Society’s Student Writing Contest” is now open for submissions.

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to write a response to Pres. Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

The deadline for submissions is April 1.

Enter online at

One junior high student (grades 6-8) and one senior high student (grades 9-12) will win a trip to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania and an iPad to blog about their experience.

The senior division winner also will be offered a paid internship opportunity with the Minnesota Historical Society, worth up to $1,000.

Five students from each age division will be recognized as finalists and receive a one-year membership to the Minnesota Historical Society.

Winners will be announced May 4 at the “Minnesota and the Civil War” family day at the Minnesota History Center.

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