“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 http://sites.mnhs.org/civil-war/dear-president-lincoln.
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.