• Students invited to write essays
    August 22,2013
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    Students invited

    to submit essays

    Elementary and middle school students are invited to join in an essay-writing contest base on a piece of Vermont historical fiction.

    “The Spare Room” by Jenny Land describes life on a 19th-century Vermont farm in the years leading up to the Civil War. The book’s publisher, Brigantine Media, is inviting children across the state to submit a piece of fiction in the form of a letter or a diary entry.

    The contest is open to students who live, attend school or are home-schooled in Vermont. There will be two divisions, grades 4-6 and 7-8, with four winners chosen in each. The first-prize winner in each division will receive $100.

    The submission deadline is Nov. 14 and winners will be announced Dec. 12.

    For contest rules or more information, visit www. thespareroombook.com.
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