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Democratic Party Annual Scholarship Essay Contest

April 25, 2007 – The St. Thomas District of the Virgin Islands Democratic Party announced its second Annual Scholarship Essay. The winner will receive $500. The runner up will receive a $250.
Contest guidelines:
(1) Any high school graduating senior who is a registered Democrat or a relative of a registered Democrat is eligible to enter the essay contest.
(2) Contestants may write about a local event that has personal meaning, such as care of the elderly, politics, education, sports, protection of the environment, V.I. culture, etc. Additional topics are: what changes would you recommend to make our party more attractive to young people? Do you believe our nation is prepared to elect an Afro-American or a female as president?
(3)If you are not a registered Democrat, please provide the name of a relative and your relationship to said registered Democrat. Essays must be no less than 300 words but not more than 325 words. They will be judged on content, grammar and spelling. All entries must be postmarked no later than June 10. The winners will be announced on or before June 30.
Submit entries to:
Glen J. Smith, District Chair
P.O. Box 303573
St. Thomas, VI 00803
Or e-mail to Nelg48@hotmail.com

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