The Education Advisory Committee (EAC) would like to announce an essay contest, open to all students who are residents of the City of College Park in Kindergarten through 12th grade, who attend schools receiving public education grant assistance from the City, to honor the memory of Doris Ellis. The deadline has been extended to Friday, November 6. The essay contest honors the memory of Doris Ellis, a long-time member of the EAC, who passed this past April. Ms. Ellis always reminded committee members of the important role that sport and fitness activities have in developing leadership and good character.In her honor, the essay question is: How have you kept your mind and body active during the pandemic?There will be a $200 cash award to the winner in each category: elementary, middle, and high school. In addition, the winners’ school will receive $2,400 to use towards purchasing needed Physical Education equipment.• Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade may submit a drawing and a few sentences to explain the drawing.• All other students may submit an essay of up to 250 words addressing the essay question.• Submissions must be received by November 6, 2020.*This essay contest is only open to students who are residents of the City of College Park who attend schools receiving public education grant assistance from the City.
Submit your essay online at www.collegeparkmd.gov/ellisessaycontest2020.